Expect to be dazzled by penumbral lunar eclipse on Jan 11

Submitted by Stomper Kannan

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Skywatchers and astronomy lovers may be interested to check out the penumbral lunar eclipse that will be visible in the Singapore sky on Saturday (Jan 11).

Stomper Kannan alerted Stomp to the event that is predicted to occur between 1am and 5am.

"The penumbral lunar eclipse is set to dazzle skywatchers in Singapore," he said.

"However, the event will happen in the wee hours of the morning.

"It will be the first of the few lunar eclipses visible in Singapore in 2020.

Kannan said he wanted to share this astronomical event after the recent interest the rare 'ring of fire' solar eclipse attracted last month.

The penumbral lunar eclipse happens when the Earth's main shadow does not cover the moon.

Kannan shared with Stomp photos he took of the last partial lunar eclipse that took place in July 2019.

"The eclipse was visible in Singapore around the same time after midnight," he said.

"All photos were taken directly from the camera without the aid of any equipment.

"They were taken from Woodlands when the moon was setting in the North West of Singapore."