Full moon to light up the night sky on Fourth of July

Pablo Tucker
June 29, 2020

China's lunar rover Yutu-2, or Jade Rabbit-2, has moved 463.26 meters on the far side of the moon to conduct scientific exploration of the virgin territory.

After the solar eclipse in June, a penumbral lunar eclipse of the year will be visible this Sunday. One last lunar eclipse of the year is slated to fall in the month of November.

A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the sun, moon and the earth come in a straight line and the earth blocks sun's rays from reaching the moon.


A Lunar Eclipse is of three types - Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, Partial Lunar Eclipse and a Central Lunar Eclipse or a Total Lunar Eclipse.

Lunar Eclipse 2020: Will it be visible in India? The pairing of solar eclipse and lunar eclipse thus formed is the pairing of two significant celestial events. Ever since, Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration (CNSA) has been giving regular updates about the moon and its surface.

What is a Buck Moon?


The lunar eclipse falling on July 5 is the year's third lunar eclipse. The name, Buck Moon, is part of the nomenclature of Full Moons that was used by Native Americans.

While many fireworks shows have been canceled across the United States on Independence Day, a full moon will light up the night sky on Saturday, July 4.

The lunar eclipse falling on July 5 will take begin at 08:37 am, reach its maximum peak at 09:59 am and will culminate at 11:22 am.


This moon is also sometimes known as the Thunder Moon because of the frequent thunder storms, as well as the Hay Moon because of July hay harvests. The eclipse will be visible in most parts of the African continent, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic and Indian ocean among others.

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