January 2020 Lunar Eclipse: check list where eclipse is visible


The first lunar eclipse of this year is coming our way. It will adorn the sky on the intervening night of January 10 and 11, 2020 starting 10:37 pm in India.

There are primarily three types of lunar eclipses namely Total, Partial, and Penumbral. The one that will take place on January 10 will be a Penumbral lunar eclipse where the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon will not be perfectly aligned with each other. The Earth will block parts of the sun’s light from reaching the moon’s surface and cover whole or a part of the moon with the outer part of its own shadow.

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January 2020 Lunar Eclipse visibility in India
The eclipse will be visible in Asia, Australia, East in South America, Europe, Africa, parts of North America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, and the Arctic. It will also be witnessed across India and in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, to name a few. Here check pan India approximate timings of the first lunar eclipse of 2020.

India timings

Event Date India timings
Penumbral Eclipse begins Jan 10 10:37 pm
Maximum Eclipse  Jan 11 12:40 pm
Penumbral Eclipse ends Jan 11 2:42 am