Penumbral Lunar eclipse awaited today, March 25: here are full details

 Scientists told people to stay tuned as today March 25, the Earth will witness the first penumbral lunar eclipse and it will be visible to the naked eye.

According to reports, the penumbral lunar eclipse will be mainly visible when 95.57% of the Moon is immersed in Earth’s penumbral shadow, making it the deepest Penumbral eclipse overall since May 5, 2023.

Moreover, the penumbral lunar eclipse will be also the deepest for North and South America since Feb. 11, 2017.

Penumbral Lunar eclipse awaited today, March 25: here are full details

According to EarthSky, “The eclipse begins at 4:53 UTC on March 25. That is 11:53 p.m. CDT Sunday night in North America. Meanwhile, the Greatest eclipse is at 7:12 UTC on March 25 (2:12 a.m. CDT Monday morning).”

Dr. Shannon Schmoll, director of the Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University said: “It’ll be almost a gradient of darkening happening from one side of the moon to the other. It’s not going to be a super dramatic change in what we see on the moon.”

Lunar Eclipse

Other Lunar Eclipses in 2024

EarthSky reported that the March 24-25, 2024, penumbral lunar eclipse is followed two weeks later by a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. Adding that the two lunar eclipses will happen within a single eclipse season.

Nonetheless, it added that an eclipse season is about a 35-day period during which it’s inevitable for at least two (and possibly three) eclipses to occur.

Furthermore, the September-October 2024 eclipse season will feature a shallow partial lunar eclipse on Sept. 17-18, 2024, and an annular solar eclipse on Oct. 2, 2024.

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