The second lunar eclipse, chand grahan in Pakistan 2020 will take place on the night of 5-6 June, it will also be a penumbral lunar eclipse, and a Friday’s full moon also termed as Strawberry Moon Eclipse.
Another lunar eclipse or chand grahan is almost here in the month of June, and it is the second lunar eclipse of 2020 out of four. It will be visible from Pakistan and a number of countries across the world.
Get ready to witness the lunar eclipse 2020 in Pakistan on night of 5-6 June. There is good news for the skygazers, a penumbral lunar eclipse, chandra grahan 2020 that will take place on the night of 5-6 June and it will last for almost three hours.
This time the chandra grahan 2020 will be a partial penumbral eclipse meaning the Moon will move over the faint, outer part of Earth’s shadow called the penumbra. This type of penumbral eclipse is often considered as a normal full Moon.
What is Penumbral lunar eclipse 2020?
On the night of 5-6 June, it will be a penumbral lunar eclipse. The penumbral lunar eclipse 2020 in Pakistan will take place when the sun, Earth, and the moon are incorrectly ranged, during this phase the earth blocks some of the sun’s light from directly reaching the Moon’s surface and covers all or part of the moon with the outer part of its shadow, also identified as the penumbra.
The moon often appears grey because of this and is calleda “Full Moon Eclipse”, “Strawberry Moon Eclipse” Mead Moon Eclipse” etc. Astronomers across the world have termed Friday’s lunar eclipse as ‘Strawberry Moon Eclipse’.
Visibility of Second Lunar Eclipse 2020:
The second lunar eclipse 2020 in Pakistan to occur on the night of 5-6 June in many countries from Asia, Europe, Australia, Africa, South/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, and Antarctica, though, North America and most of South America will miss it.
What time is the lunar eclipse 2020 in Pakistan?
The second lunar eclipse 2020 to occur in between the night of 5-6 June and it will be of penumbral eclipse. It will begin at 10:45 PM on June 5 and it will end at 2:04 AM on June 6. The maximum eclipse will be visible on 6 June, 12:25 am. As per the timings of the lunar eclipse 2020, the entire phenomenon will last for nearly 3 hours and 19 minutes.
Total duration lunar eclipse 2020:
As per the information, the chand grahan in Pakistan 2020 on 5-6 June is expected to take place around 10.45 pm to 2.04 am Pakistan Standard Time (PST). During the eclipse, 90% of the moon’s surface will be partially covered by the Earth with only the external part of the shadow appearing.
The full experience, from the start of the lunar eclipse to the end, will last for 3 hours.
Do you need eclipse viewing glasses?
Unlike with solar eclipses, you can watch the chand grahan with naked eyes there will be completely no risk to your eyesight. Though, binoculars or a small telescope will be used to watch the details on the lunar surface.
However, the penumbral lunar eclipse may be hard to spot but you can watch the live streaming of the chand grahan on the Youtube channels.
From 5th June to 5th July 2020 people will witness three eclipse. This is also called eclipse season, as there would be two lunar eclipses and one solar eclipse.
5th June, 2020: Penumbral lunar eclipse
21st June, 2020: Annular solar eclipse
5th July, 2020: Penumbral lunar eclipse
How many eclipses are there in 2020 in Pakistan?
In the year 2020, there will be six eclipses, 2 solar eclipses and 4 lunar eclipses. The other 2 penumbral lunar eclipses will take place on 5th July, and 30th November, respectively.
On the other hand the last solar eclipse 2020 in Pakistan will on 21st June.
Here are some frequently asked FAQs during the lunar eclipse (Chand grahan for pregnancy):
1. Is lunar eclipse harmful?
Unlike the solar eclipses, the lunar eclipse is safe to watch with the bared eyes. A lunar eclipse happens when the moon moves into the Earth’s shadow. This can take place only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are precisely or very closely line up, with Earth between the sun and moon.
2. Does lunar eclipse affect pregnancy?
There is no connection between chand grahan for pregnancy, but in a number of countries especially in India, it is considered that the chand grahan in India 2020 for pregnancy has harmful effects.
There are a number of superstition about chand grahan for pregnancy is believed to affect the pregnancy as the baby develops physical deformity, cleft lip or birthmarks. Therefore, the pregnant women are asked the following instructions during the lunar eclipse;
Don’t go outside.
Confined yourself in a room.
Cover the windows so the rays of moon don’t come inside.
Don’t cut anything, either fruits, vegetables of clothes.
Don’t eat and drink during the eclipse duration.
Take a bath after the eclipse is over.
Pregnant women should avoid wearing any metal like hairpins or bangles, etc.
However, there are no scientific proofs to defend these superstitions.
3. Can a pregnant woman sleep during lunar eclipse?
According to some instruction the pregnant woman should not sleep during the lunar eclipse.
4. What should pregnant lady do in Chand Grahan?
As per the some superstition pregnant woman should do rest in chand grahan.
Islamic Point of View Regarding Eclipses:
5. What a pregnant woman should not do during lunar eclipse in Islam?
Chand grahan in Pakistan 2020 for pregnancy. As per the Islamic instructions, the solar and lunar eclipses do not affect a pregnant woman or her baby, as there is no confirmation in the Holly Book (Quran) or the Sunnah of the Prophet (S.A.W) about this impact.
The prophet Muhammad is quoted as saying,
“The sun and the moon are two signs of Allah; they are not eclipsed on account of anyone’s death or on account of anyone’s birth.
There are no scientific proofs to defend these above-mentioned superstitions. The occurrence of lunar and solar eclipses is a natural phenomenon and it can have no effect on anyone’s health or pregnancy.
So, believing the traditions and superstitions is totally your choice.