How to enjoy the first penumbral moon eclipse?

The moon penumbral eclipse will start today at 18:07 p.m. and its peak will be between 20:00 and 20:30 p.m, because practically the entire Moon will be immersed in the gloom.

The arrival of 2020 is marked on the calendar by new astronomical events that you should not miss if you are passionate about this world, as they arouse great interest. Today we can see the first one: a penumbral moon eclipse that will take place this afternoon.

Therefore, from Blogthinkbig.com we want to tell you what this phenomenon consists of and recommendations to follow it without losing any detail. Are you going to miss it?

The point of maximum vision will be around 20:00 p.m.

This Friday, January 10 will take place, coinciding with the full moon, a penumbral eclipse that will be fully visible from Spain, but also in much of the world. It is a phenomenon that takes place when the moon enters the penumbral cone of the Earth, so it only casts a shadow on the satellite, producing a much more noticeable obscuration in our sight.

Today, specifically, our satellite is close to the closest orbit point on Earth called como Perigee ’. At what time can we enjoy this phenomenon? As reported by the National Geographic Institute (IGN), the moon penumbral eclipse will start today at 18:07 p.m. and its peak will be between 20:00 and 20:30 p.m, because practically the entire Moon will be immersed in the gloom.

However, the eclipse will last a total of approximately 4 hours and will end when the moon is outside the area of ​​gloom projected by our planet. Although this eclipse may be noticeable to our eyesight, experts recommend the use of telescopes to enjoy a better vision and experience.

Although a penumbral eclipse is not as impressive as a full lunar eclipse, when the brightness of the moon is temporarily extinguished by the Earth’s shadow, we can clearly appreciate the planet Venus located to the southwest.

Astronomical events in 2020

What are the other eclipses that we can enjoy this year? The next astronomical event, but of less intensity than today, will take place on June 5 and can only be observed in Spain from the Balearic Islands. Just one month later, on July 5, it will be the turn of the third moon penumbral eclipse of 2020 and it can be followed from the entire peninsula, except this time from the Balearic Islands.

We will have the last eclipse of this magnitude on November 30, the last of the year, although it will be more difficult to appreciate from Spain, since it will be more visible in America and Asia. Therefore, the phenomenon that will take place in just a few hours is exceptional.

The next full lunar eclipse will take place in December 2021, but we will not be able to appreciate it since it will only be visible in Africa and Asia. To enjoy a total lunar eclipse again we will have to wait two more years, until May 16, 2022. Therefore, do not miss the phenomenon that takes place today that promises to be magical.

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