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Lunar eclipse 2020 to begin at 1:04 pm today, check peak time


New Delhi, Nov 30: The last lunar eclipse of 2020 would occur today. This will be the fourth lunar eclipse of the year and will be a penumbral lunar eclipse. But the astronomical event won't be visible in India as it would be afternoon here.

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A penumbral lunar eclipse takes place when the sun, earth, and moon align in almost a straight line. The earth blocks some of the sun's light from directly reaching the moon's surface, and partially covers the moon with the outer part of its shadow, also known as the penumbra.

Lunar Eclipse: Date and Time

Lunar Eclipse date - November 30, 2020

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    First Contact with the Penumbra - 01:04 PM

    Maximum of Lunar Eclipse - 03:13 PM

    Last Contact with the Penumbra - 05:22 PM

    Duration of Penumbral Phase - 04 Hours 18 Minutes 11 Seconds

    Magnitude of Penumbral Lunar Eclipse - 0.82

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