June will be a month to look forward to as both lunar and solar eclipse will take place next month.
When the Sun, Earth, and the Moon align in a straight line we witness either a solar eclipse or a lunar eclipse depending on the position of planet Earth.
A lunar eclipse occurs during a Full Moon when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon thus blocking the Sun’s rays from directly reaching the Moon. This happens only when the the Earth, the Sun and the Moon are aligned closely, with Earth between the two.
Lunar eclipses are of three kinds–
- Partial, and
2020 is supposed to have four lunar eclipses– one occurred in January and the rest are scheduled to occur June, July, and November.
It will start at 11:15 pm IST on June 5 and reach the maximum eclipse at 12:54 am on June 6. The penumbral eclipse will end at 2:34 am on June 6, 2020.
According to the report, if you are in Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa you will be able to see the moon turn darker. Since it is a Penumbral lunar eclipse, it might be hard to differentiate from a regular full moon.
A solar eclipse occurs during the New Moon when the Moon moves between Earth and the Sun to cast a shadow on the Earth, thus blocking the rays of the Sun.
Just like lunar eclipses there are three kinds of solar eclipses too:
There are three kinds of solar eclipses —
- Partial, and
There is also a rare hybrid that is a combination of an annular and a total eclipse.
One solar eclipse this year is scheduled to be on June 21.
According to timeanddate.com the solar eclipse will start at 9:15 am as per Indian Standard Timing (IST) and be visible until 3:04 pm. The full eclipse will start from 10:17 am to 2:02 pm where 12:10 pm will see the maximum eclipse.
Guess the time to look at the skies has still not ended for star gazers.