First lunar eclipse of the year on Jan 10

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January 08, 2020

Islamabad : The first lunar eclipse of the year 2020 will be witnessed during the night between January 10 and 11, according to Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics .According to details,...

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Islamabad : The first lunar eclipse of the year 2020 will be witnessed during the night between January 10 and 11, according to Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics (ISPA).

According to details, Lunar eclipse, also known as the Wolf moon eclipse, is a celestial event that occurs when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, which results in obstructing some or all of the Sun’s light from reaching the Moon.

The eclipse (Penumbral Lunar Eclipse) will be visible in Pakistan and various other countries.

The lunar eclipse is expected to take place from around 10.00 p.m to 2.00 a.m Pakistan Standard Time (PST).

The ISPA official said that weather would be partly cloudy on night between 10 and 11 January, private news channels reported.

During the eclipse, 90 per cent of the moon’s surface will partially covered by the Earth with only the outer part of the shadow appearing. It will be penumbral lunar eclipse, which will be visible in Pakistan as well as in different cities of Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa. It will not be visible in the United States, central Canada and a majority of South America.



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