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Eclipses in 2020

 

10–11 January 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Much of North America, East in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic.

Lunar eclipses can be visible from everywhere on the night side of the Earth, if the sky is clear. From some places, the entire eclipse will be visible, while in other areas the Moon will rise or set during the eclipse.

Event UTC Time Time in Colombo* Visible in Colombo
Penumbral Eclipse begins 10 Jan, 17:07:44 10 Jan, 22:37:44 Yes
Maximum Eclipse 10 Jan, 19:10:02 11 Jan, 00:40:02 Yes
Penumbral Eclipse ends 10 Jan, 21:12:19 11 Jan, 02:42:19 Yes

* The Moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Colombo, the entire eclipse is visible.

The times displayed are accurate within 2-3 seconds.

The magnitude of the eclipse is -0.116.

The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 0.895.

The total duration of the eclipse is 4 hours, 5 minutes.

 

5–6 June 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse:Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

Lunar eclipses can be visible from everywhere on the night side of the Earth, if the sky is clear. From some places, the entire eclipse will be visible, while in other areas the Moon will rise or set during the eclipse.

Event UTC Time Time in Colombo* Visible in Colombo
Penumbral Eclipse begins 5 Jun, 17:45:51 5 Jun, 23:15:51 Yes
Maximum Eclipse 5 Jun, 19:24:55 6 Jun, 00:54:55 Yes
Penumbral Eclipse ends 5 Jun, 21:04:03 6 Jun, 02:34:03 Yes

* The Moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Colombo, the entire eclipse is visible.

The times displayed are accurate within 2-3 seconds.

The magnitude of the eclipse is -0.405.

The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 0.568.

The total duration of the eclipse is 3 hours, 18 minutes.

 

21 June 2020 — Annular Solar Eclipse

Regions seeing, at least, a partial eclipse: South/East Europe, Much of Asia, North in Australia, Much of Africa, Pacific, Indian Ocean.

The eclipse starts at one location and ends at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurs.

Event UTC Time Time in Colombo*
First location to see the partial eclipse begin 21 Jun, 03:45:58 21 Jun, 09:15:58
First location to see the full eclipse begin 21 Jun, 04:47:45 21 Jun, 10:17:45
Maximum Eclipse 21 Jun, 06:40:04 21 Jun, 12:10:04
Last location to see the full eclipse end 21 Jun, 08:32:17 21 Jun, 14:02:17
Last location to see the partial eclipse end 21 Jun, 09:34:01 21 Jun, 15:04:01

* These local times do not refer to a specific location but indicate the beginning, peak, and end of the eclipse on a global scale, each line referring to a different location. Please note that the local times for Colombo are meant as a guideline in case you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam. They do not mean that the eclipse is necessarily visible there.

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.

Eclipses visible in Colombo.

 

4–5 July 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: South/West Europe, Much of Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

Lunar eclipses can be visible from everywhere on the night side of the Earth, if the sky is clear. From some places, the entire eclipse will be visible, while in other areas the Moon will rise or set during the eclipse.

Event UTC Time Time in Colombo* Visible in Colombo
Penumbral Eclipse begins 5 Jul, 03:07:23 5 Jul, 08:37:23 No, below the horizon
Maximum Eclipse 5 Jul, 04:29:51 5 Jul, 09:59:51 No, below the horizon
Penumbral Eclipse ends 5 Jul, 05:52:21 5 Jul, 11:22:21 No, below the horizon

* The Moon is below the horizon during this eclipse, so it is not possible to view it in Colombo.

The times displayed are accurate within 2-3 seconds.

The magnitude of the eclipse is -0.644.

The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 0.354.

The total duration of the eclipse is 2 hours, 45 minutes.

 

29–30 November 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic.

Lunar eclipses can be visible from everywhere on the night side of the Earth, if the sky is clear. From some places, the entire eclipse will be visible, while in other areas the Moon will rise or set during the eclipse.

Event UTC Time Time in Colombo* Visible in Colombo
Penumbral Eclipse begins 30 Nov, 07:32:22 30 Nov, 13:02:22 No, below the horizon
Maximum Eclipse 30 Nov, 09:42:53 30 Nov, 15:12:53 No, below the horizon
Penumbral Eclipse ends 30 Nov, 11:53:22 30 Nov, 17:23:22 No, below the horizon

* The Moon is below the horizon during this eclipse, so it is not possible to view it in Colombo.

The times displayed are accurate within 2-3 seconds.

The magnitude of the eclipse is -0.262.

The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 0.828.

The total duration of the eclipse is 4 hours, 21 minutes.

 

14 December 2020 — Total Solar Eclipse

Regions seeing, at least, a partial eclipse: South in Africa, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

The eclipse starts at one location and ends at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurs.

Event UTC Time Time in Colombo*
First location to see the partial eclipse begin 14 Dec, 13:33:55 14 Dec, 19:03:55
First location to see the full eclipse begin 14 Dec, 14:32:34 14 Dec, 20:02:34
Maximum Eclipse 14 Dec, 16:13:28 14 Dec, 21:43:28
Last location to see the full eclipse end 14 Dec, 17:54:18 14 Dec, 23:24:18
Last location to see the partial eclipse end 14 Dec, 18:53:03 15 Dec, 00:23:03

* These local times do not refer to a specific location but indicate the beginning, peak, and end of the eclipse on a global scale, each line referring to a different location. Please note that the local times for Colombo are meant as a guideline in case you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam. They do not mean that the eclipse is necessarily visible there.

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.

Eclipses visible in Colombo.


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