New Delhi: Along with several countries across Asia, Europe and Africa, India will get to witness the new year’s first lunar eclipse on January 10.
Unlike solar eclipse, a lunar eclipse can be viewed through naked eyes. It will last for around 4 hours — from 10.30 pm to 2.30 am IST. During the celestial event, 90% of the Moon’s surface will be partially covered by the Earth with only the outer part of the shadow appearing.
This particular one will be one of the four penumbral lunar eclipses that will occur in 2020. The other lunar eclipses that will be witnessed this year will be on June 5, July 5 and November 30.
Lunar eclipse, also known as the wolf moon eclipse, occurs when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon. This results in obstructing some or all of the Sun’s light from reaching the Moon.
In India, some people believe that viewing a lunar eclipse is good for their business, career or health, while others consider it inauspicious.