Sky watchers have six eclipses to look forward to in 2020, starting this Friday. As eclipses go, none of the two solar and four lunar eclipses are regarded as particularly special.
The extreme southern tip of South America gets to see the only total solar eclipse of the year.
All four of the lunar eclipses are described as faint penumbrals, with the moon just grazing the outer bright shadow of the Earth.
This Friday is one of those.
According to the website Universe Today, here’s what’s coming:
Universe Today said it draws its information from its book – The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing the Cosmos – with one listing the top astronomy events out to 2024, which will be the next great total solar eclipse across North America.
The last was in 2017.
For Australia, a remote part of Western Australia will experience a minute-long total eclipse in 2023.
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