Penumbral Lunar Eclipse today

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The second penumbral lunar eclipse of the year will occur on June 5 when the earth will cast a faint shadown on the moon's surface, which will look nearly like a full moon. "This is true for all kinds of lunar eclipses, whether partial, penumbral or total eclipse of the Moon". But do you know why?

There are two more lunar eclipses slated to happen this year, on 5th July and 30th November, 2020. Lunar eclipse 2020 is of the third kind - meaning, it is a penumbral lunar eclipse. It certainly sounds delicious! This eclipse is also called the "Strawberry Moon Eclipse" as the wild strawberries start to ripen during this month. It is said that Native Americans and European tribes would give names to the moon because they used it to map out their yearly calendar and times of harvest. Some are Honey Moon, Mead Moon, Red Moon, Planting Moon, Posan Poya, Vat Purnima, LRO Moon and Rose Moon.

The eclipse will begin at 11.15 pm on Friday (June 5) and will end at around 2.34 am on Saturday (June 6), reports coming from various Planetariums said. Speaking of Surya Grahan or Solar Eclipse, it will occur on June 21, incidentally, on the longest day of the year. In fact, if you live in North America, the eclipse won't even be visible.

The news isn't great for astronomy fans.

This has led to clearer skies as there is less smog, and experts believe this could create a flawless viewing for the Strawberry Moon.

When to check: Since it is a penumbral lunar eclipse, after some time, the Strawberry Moon is likely to be faint and make it hard for people to see, the IE report said. If the Sun were a pinpoint light source infinitely far away, this shadow would have basically sharp distinct edges; instead, the outer penumbra is a region where only a portion of the Sun is obscured as seen from the Moon.

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Though subtle, you'll be able to see the difference in the moon before and after the eclipse if you photograph both moments.

"I'd be anxious about getting people out of bed in the middle of the night to see something so unspectacular!"

What is being called a Strawberry Moon, also known as a penumbral lunar eclipse, is set to grace the skies in the early hours of Saturday morning.

It's really easy because you won't need fancy equipment to see the full moon.

While it's pretty grim everywhere, our western-most state will have a slight edge on the rest of us.

Solar and lunar eclipses are spectacular events that highly interest the sky viewers. Although the eclipse will only be visible in some parts of the world, anyone can still enjoy the sight of the last full moon for spring. It's flawless early-morning listening, if you ask us. Prof Watson says. Mark it in the calendar. It's Vat Purnima to Hindus and Poson Poya to Buddhists.

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