First Lunar Eclipse begins

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The much-talked-about Lunar Eclipse has begun today as per scheduled time at 5.45 this evening. However, the actual eclipse would form in full at 10.37 pm and will end around 2.42 am on January 11. On the whole, it would last for 4 hours and 5 minutes

According to the Scientists at Birla Space centre, the earth blocks some of the sun’s light from directly reaching the moon’s surface, and covers a small part of the moon with the outer part of its shadow, also known as the penumbra. This can be seen in full in Australia, Antarctica and other countries. In India, it can be seen partly.

This is the first eclipse occurring in 2020. Three more lunar eclipses are likely to occur this year on June 5th, July 5th and November 30th. However, Solar eclipse too likely to occur twice in this year. The first solar eclipse will take place on June 21st but will be visible partly in India whereas the second Solar eclipse on December 14 this year would full visible in India.

Doctors and Scientists, however, caution people not to venture out to see the eclipse with naked eyes especially the pregnant woman the cosmic rays it generates may harm the baby in the womb.

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