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10 January 2020 08:33

The Moon comes a lot closer between the Sun and the Earth during the total solar eclipse.

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Chandra Grahan 2020: Bizarre myths surrounding the Wolf Moon Eclipse

In ancient times, whenever an eclipse occurred, people had no clear idea of what it was. In the year 2020, the Moon will block the Sun from the Earth twice by placing itself between the two resulting in solar eclipse. Solar eclipse takes place when the Moon is at its furthest point from the Earth. The Moon is so far that it comes between the Sun and the third planet of the solar system. According to timeanddate.com, the solar eclipse on June 21, 2020, will be annular, which means the Moon will cover the Sun's centre, leaving the Sun's visible outer edges to form a 'ring of fire'.

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The annular phase of solar eclipse will be visible from parts of Africa including the Central African Republic, Congo, and Ethiopia, south of Pakistan and northern India and China. The Moon comes a lot closer between the Sun and the Earth during the total solar eclipse. The size of the Moon appears to be bigger than the Earth. It is total solar eclipse and for a few seconds, light gathers along the edge making it look like a diamond ring. Lunar Eclipse, also known as "Chandra Grahan" in Hindi, is all set to take place tonight.

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For those uninitiated, lunar eclipse is a phenomenon where the celestial bodies such as Earth, Moon and Sun align themselves in a straight line. It is a time when photography enthusiasts would want to capture photos of the moon. While it is relatively easier on a DSLR camera, clicking photos of moon on a smartphone can be a little tricky. And here are some pro tips to capture lunar eclipse. Lunar Eclipse January 2020: Best smartphones to click photos Lunar Eclipse January 2020: 5 tips to click perfect moon photos Well, you can't just walk on the street, look up at the moon and click a photo.

To click good lunar eclipse 2020 photos, traveling to heightened areas, such as a mountain or terrace of a building is recommended. Handheld photos often come shaky, especially when you use the zoom functionality. Also, clicking the moon, won't be a point and shoot experience, but you'll need to adjust the exposure, and other settings too. Using a tripod will be a good idea to avoid clicking blurry photos. It will click photos at multiple exposures and then stitch it together. After you are done clicking photos, editing them will help you improve them further. There are apps like Snapseed, Adobe Photoshop Express, and Adobe Lightroom to name a few that you can use to enhance you lunar eclipse 2020 photos.