World to Witness 2 Eclipses this year


Earlier today, news came out that the world will witness two eclipses this year.

As per the reports, the middle of the upcoming eclipse season falls on December 11, 2020, which means that the world will observe 2 eclipses: a lunar eclipse on November 30th and a solar eclipse on December 14th.

The last lunar eclipse of 2020 which will be observed on November 29th and 30th, will be visible to residents of North and South America, Australia, and parts of Asia.

People will be able to see about 82 percent of the full moon turn a shade darker during the maximum phase of this eclipse. The total duration of the eclipse is expected to be 4 hours and 21 minutes.

A penumbral lunar eclipse is when there is an imperfect configuration between the sun, moon, and the Earth. As a result, some of the sun’s light is stopped from reaching the moon.

The last solar eclipse, on December 14th, will be noticeable from Chile and some parts of Argentina in the afternoon. Moreover, some areas in southern South America, South-West Africa, and Antarctica will see a fractional solar eclipse, depending on the weather conditions.

During a solar eclipse, the moon passes in between the earth and the sun. The moon partially or fully hides the sun’s rays for a few minutes.

Earlier Pakistan observed a solar eclipse on 21st June 2020 and the last lunar eclipse was seen on 5th June 2020.

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