The penumbral lunar eclipse happens when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned slightly differently than most other days. In this [particular alignment the Earth blocks some of the Sun's light from directly reaching the Moon, resulting in a penumbral eclipse. On June 5, many of us will get an opportunity to witness this phenomenon.
The moon moves in an orbit around earth, and simultaneously, the earth orbits around the sun. When the earth motions between the sun and the moon, NASA explains in a recent post about what a lunar eclipse is "the earth blocks the sunlight that normally is reflected by the moon. This sunlight causes the moon to shine. Instead of light hitting the moon's surface, Earth's shadow falls on it. This is an eclipse of the moon - a lunar eclipse,"
The one on June 5th will be the second lunar eclipse of the year and will be visible from parts of Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, South East South America, Indian Ocean, Pacific, Atlantic and Antarctica.
The first Lunar eclipse of the year occurred on January 10, and two more will take place in July and November, respectively.
The penumbral lunar eclipse will begin at 11:15 pm on June 5 and end at 2:34 am on June 6. The total duration of this eclipse is three hours and 19 minutes. To view the eclipse in full stage watch it at 12:54 AM.
In India and other some countries there are some myths attached to the lunar eclipse which some of us follow.
Myths: Looking at the moon during an eclipse could cause blindness
Science: According to science people, there is nothing that could cross 150 million kilometers in the coronal light to penetrate our dense atmosphere, and cause blindness.
Myth: You must take a bath after the eclipse
Science: Science says there is no correlation between taking a bath after the eclipse and warding of the eclipse effects
Myth: Avoid eating food during the eclipse time to avoid any negative effects
Science: UV light and other such particles entering the earth atmosphere will not be any different during lunar eclipse.
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