Karachi: The conference agency said in a statement that the world will witness the penumbral lunar eclipse on Sunday, July 5, which will not be visible in Pakistan.
This will be the penumbral eclipse in 2020. There will be four eclipses on our planet this year.
In a penumbral lunar eclipse, the moon is covered with lighter or outer shadows on Earth and is usually difficult to perceive.
The Pakistan Conference Bureau said the eclipse will be seen in southern / western Europe, most of Africa, most of North America, South America, the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean and Antarctica .
When the Earth blocks the path between the Sun and the Moon, a lunar eclipse will occur. During the lunar eclipse, the Earth moves between the sun and the moon and blocks the moon’s reflected sunlight.
There are three types of lunar eclipse – whole lunar eclipse, partial lunar eclipse, and penumbral lunar eclipse.
During the lunar eclipse, 90% of the lunar surface is partially covered by Earth and only the outside of the shadow appears. While these lunar eclipses tend to be darker, as long as the sky is clear, it’s hard to distinguish them from the conventional full moon targeting, but it’s easy to see.
Witness the first lunar eclipse in 2020 in January and secon in June.