full moon
full moon

This weekend, stop everything that you are doing to experience something special! You will not regret leaving your online shopping for holidays, to see this.

It is the sight of a penumbral lunar eclipse and the full moon you can enjoy, leaving everything behind. You will get to see them together on Monday in the early morning.


What Makes This Penumbral Full moon Eclipse Different From Regular Full Moon Eclipse?


Lunar eclipses occur only when there is a full moon, while the penumbral eclipse occurs in a different scenario. It happens when the moon gets shifted to the outer shadow, also known as the penumbra, of the Earth. This casts a shadow on the moon causes the moon to look darker than its normal shade.

The change in the moon looks dramatic during a total lunar eclipse. The reason for this being the fact that a deep red color can be seen on the entire body of the moon.

There will come a time in the eclipse, in the middle of the peak phase, when about 85% of the surface of the moon will turn into a darker shade. The best way to view this particular sight, according to NASA, would be through a telescope.

What is not visible even with telescopes is the moon’s entrance and exit from the penumbra, so don’t even try!


This will be the last penumbral full moon eclipse of 2020, so do not miss it if you belong to North America, South America, Australia, and some parts of Asia. Also, please do not forget to refer to the date and time of occurrence,  according to the regions.