Lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan is set to appear in the skies today, and it will the second lunar eclipse of the four this year. It will be visible from India as well as several other parts of the world. This eclipse will be a partial penumbral eclipse, meaning the Moon will move through the faint, outer part of Earth’s shadow called the penumbra. This type of penumbral eclipse is often mistaken for a normal full Moon. Thus, it is also being referred to by other names, including Strawberry Moon Eclipse, Mead Moon Eclipse, Honey Moon Eclipse, and more.
Lunar eclipse 2020: What is a penumbral lunar eclipse?
A penumbral lunar eclipse (Upchaya Chandra Grahan) is one of the three lunar eclipses – total, partial, and penumbral. During a penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth blocks some of the Sun’s light from directly reaching the Moon and the outer part