First lunar eclipse of 2020 to occur on January 10

The first lunar eclipse of 2020 will take place on January 10, Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory named after N. Tusi told APA.

During the eclipse, 90 per cent of the moon’s surface will be partially covered by the Earth with only the outer part of the shadow appearing. It will start at 09:08 p.m and end at 01:12 a.m. Countries across Asia, Europe and Africa will get to see it. Besides the aforementioned continents, Australia will be a witness to it.

Note that there will be 4 lunar eclipses in 2020. The other lunar eclipses this year will occur on June 5, July 5 and November 30.