Penumbral lunar eclipse on January 10 night | Daily News


Penumbral lunar eclipse on January 10 night

The first lunar eclipse for 2020 will occur on January 10 night when the shadow of the earth falls on the moon, said Prof. Chandana Jayaratne, Director of the Astronomy and Space Science Unit, Department of Physics, Colombo University.

Lunar eclipses occur on full moon days when the earth comes between the sun and the moon, which results in obstructing some or all of the sun’s light from reaching the moon. This is a penumbral type of lunar eclipse occurring around midnight between January 10 and 11.

The eclipse begins at 10.38 pm Sri Lanka standard time on January 10 with the moon entering the penumbra of the earth’s shadow (less dark shadow) and ends at 2.42 am on January 11 morning.


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