Pakistan to witness first lunar eclipse of 2020

The first lunar eclipse of the year 2020 will be witnessed in Pakistan on Friday night between 10:07 pm and 2:12 am Pakistan Standard Time (PST), according to Karachi University’s Institute of Space and planetary Astrophysics (ISPA).


It will be a penumbral lunar eclipse visible in the country as well as different cities of Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa.

The eclipse will not be visible in the United States, Central Canada and a majority of South American states.

Lunar eclipses are also known as ‘wolf moon eclipses’. A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and the Moon are imperfectly aligned. When this happens, the Earth blocks some of the sun’s light from directly reaching the Moon’s surface.

The eclipse will start at 10:07 pm on Friday night and will become a full eclipse at 12:07 am on Saturday morning.

The eclipse will come to an end at 2:12 am on Saturday when the moon emerges from the shadow of the earth.


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