January 10, Friday will witness the first Lunar eclipse of this year, which is known as the penumbral lunar eclipse. This phenomenon will begin at 10.37 pm, and end at 2.45 am by January 11. The other three penumbral lunar eclipses will take place on June 5, July 5, and November 30.
India will be able to watch this eclipse from all corners of the country, including West Bengal. This penumbral lunar eclipse will also be in sight to different countries in Asia, Africa, Australia, and Europe.
“To a naked eye it is sometimes a little difficult to recognize a penumbral lunar eclipse, though it is interesting to see the larger than usual appearance of the moon, and the shifts in shadow during the 4-hour period,” a renowned astrophysicist said.