Checkout Chandra Grahan (Penumbral lunar eclipse) june 2020 date, time

  • Penumbral lunar eclipse known as Upachaya Chandra Grahan will happen on Friday, June 5, 2020.

  • The total duration of the June 5 lunar eclipse will be 3 hours 18 minutes.

  • Stargazers will be able to view this eclipse from locations including Asia, Australia, Europe, and Africa.
Eclipses are spectacular cosmic events that have captured the imaginations of people throughout history. A lunar eclipse happens when the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon, while a solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes in between the Earth and the Sun. A lunar eclipse can occur on a Full Moon day while a solar eclipse happens on a New Moon n day. June 5, 2020 will see a penumbral lunar eclipse which will last for 3 hours 19 minutes in total.

Date and timing of lunar eclipse June 5, 2020

As per the information published by, the lunar eclipse on Friday, 5 June will begin at 11:15 pm (IST) and will reach its maximum at 12:54 am on Saturday, 6 June. The eclipse will close at 2:34 am. Thus, the total duration of the eclipse will be 3 hours and 18 minutes.


From where the eclipse would be seen

Sky viewers watching the eclipse from countries including Asia, Australia, Europe and Africa will be able to spot the Moon turning a bit darker when the penumbral eclipse attains the maximum phase. This phenomenon is known as ‘Strawberry Full Moon’ lunar eclipse. The countries from where some parts of the eclipse can be seen include Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Antarctica.

A glance at all the lunar eclipses in 2020


2020 calendar contains four lunar eclipses and all of them can be classified under the penumbral lunar eclipse type. The first one occurred on January 10. The second one in line in this year will happen on June 5. The next two penumbral lunar eclipses in line will happen in 2020 on July 5 and November 30.

About penumbral lunar eclipse

A lunar eclipse happens when the Earth passes in between the Sun and the Moon thus blocking the Sun’s light falling on the Moon for a brief time. There are three types of eclipses namely total, partial and penumbral.


During a penumbral eclipse, only the outer part of the Earth’s shadow falls on the Moon. Most penumbral lunar eclipses cannot be easily distinguished from a normal full Moon. Also called as a Strawberry Moon eclipse, this phenomenon sees the Moon turn a bit darker in its shade during the peak phase of the eclipse.

The effects of penumbral lunar eclipse

A penumbral lunar eclipse does not hide the Moon’s view. In other words, the size of the Moon does not reduce during the progression of the eclipse. The Moon only gets darkened in its shade during the peak phase of the eclipse. Religiously, penumbral eclipses also called as Upachaya Chandra Grahan.