Penumbral eclipse on June 5

Hyderabad: On the 5th of June about 15 minutes before midnight a Penumbral Eclipse of the Moon begins. It lasts for just a few hours and is over in the early hours of the 6th of June.

 According to Dr. BG Siddharth Director Birla Planetarium, a Penumbral Eclipse takes place when the region of the partial shadow of the Moon grazes past the Earth. So it is not a special sight. In fact, laypeople will find no difference.

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