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Pakistan, world to witness first lunar eclipse of 2020 on Jan 10

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Year’s first lunar eclipse on January 10

The answer is very obvious.

The first lunar eclipse of 2020 is set to take place this Friday and will be visible in the UAE. Unfortunately, the penumbral lunar eclipse won't be visible in the USA, as it will be daylight in that part of the region. Read below to know more about the first lunar eclipse of 2020.

The first lunar eclipse of 2020 will be a "penumbral eclipse" where the Moon moves through the faint, outer part of Earth's shadow. However, the upcoming Penumbral Eclipse on the night of Jan.10-11, 2020, will feature the deepest of the bunch. The total solar eclipse - Although the Moon still comes in between the Sun and the Earth during the total solar eclipse, this time it's a lot closer.

As mentioned, the eclipse will be visible in India, and countries across Asia, Africa, and Europe will be able to see the lunar eclipse as well.

When can you see the penumbral lunar eclipse? A total lunar eclipse, also called a blood moon, sees the moon enters the Earth's central shadow and turn reddish.

What's a penumbral lunar eclipse?

The year 2020 has finally begun, and with that, the first Lunar Eclipse of 2020 is nearly here. Lunar eclipse is discernible from a large part of the Earth. North America will again miss a penumbral lunar eclipse on June 5, 2020, but on July 5, 2020 (the date of the "Thunder Moon Eclipse") and November 30, 2020 (the date of the "Frosty Moon Eclipse") a strange-looking full moon will be visible across the continent.

Still for those in the viewing regions that may want to attempt to see it, it will take place on Friday, January 10 at 7:21 pm Universal Time, which is 2:21 pm EST and 11:21 am PST. The greatest phase of the eclipse will eventuate at 12.40 am. When the eclipse will be at its peak, the Moon's outer disc will fall under the Earth's shadow. There is absolutely no harm in witnessing this astronomical spectacle and could be clearly witnessed by using a reflecting telescope or astral binoculars.

The moon's once-strong protective magnetic field disappeared around a billion years ago when its internal dynamo ceased working, a study has found.

The final penumbral eclipse of 2020 falls on 20 November, and will be visible from most of the United Kingdom at moonset.

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