Mumbai, January 10: On January 10, the world witnessed the decade's first full moon and first lunar eclipse. Unlike a total lunar eclipse, this eclipse is visible as a penumbral lunar eclipse. Today's lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan in Hindi is dubbed as 'Wolf Moon'. This is also known as the Moon after Yule, Ice Moon, Paush Purnima, Shakambhari Purnima and Duruthu Poya. Celestial Events 2020 Calendar: List of Lunar and Solar Eclipses in This Year’s Astronomical Calendar.
The eclipse started at 10:37 pm on January 10 and will end during the early hours of January 11. The total duration of penumbral lunar eclipse is 4 hours and 5 minutes. Penumbral is different from total or partial lunar eclipse where a bigger proportion of light is blocked.
Netizens Share Images of Penumbral Lunar Eclipse:
Good Night Friends🌚🌚
Fantastic full-blown shot of Penumbral Lunar Eclipse - The “Wolf Moon.”🐺
The first ever full moon of the decade 🌑
— Abel Premnath 🕊 (@SouthINDGoogly) January 10, 2020
— Manmeet Singh Tuteja (@mrr_singhhh) January 10, 2020
— ASYA V ◡̈ 💜 🐯 (@asyaV_) January 10, 2020
While this is the first eclipse of 2020, there are many celestial events that we will witness this year. The next penumbral lunar eclipse will take place on June 5and will be completely visible from India and other Asian countries. The other two penumbral lunar eclipses will occur on July 4 and November 29.