Second lunar eclipse of 2020 witnessed in Pakistan

Second lunar eclipse of 2020 witnessed in Pakistan

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Islamabad: The second lunar eclipse in 2020 occurred around the world, including Pakistan, from Friday to Saturday night.

The partial lunar eclipse lasted four hours and eighteen minutes. The solar eclipse starts at 10:46 pm on Friday in Pakistan, peaks at 12:25 am on Saturday, and ends at 2:04 am.

The lunar eclipse can be seen in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and most parts of the east coast of South America.

During the lunar eclipse, the earth casts a shadow on the moon. This shadow has a central shadow and an external shadow, called “Umbra” and “Penum”, respectively. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon completely passes through the umbra, or when the sun, earth, and moon are fully aligned. When it partially passes through the umbra and penumbra, we will see a partial lunar eclipse.

The half-moon-shaped lunar eclipse occurs when the moon does not fall in the umbra at all and always exists in the penumbra. Naturally, a partial eclipse always starts as a penumbral eclipse.

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