Full Buck Moon this weekend July 4 and 5

Pablo Tucker
July 6, 2020

The eclipse will begin at 8:37 AM toward the beginning of the day, achieve the most extreme eclipse stage at 9:59 am and will close by 11:22 am.

In India, there are various myths and superstitions related to eclipses, whether it is solar or lunar. The all-out length of the eclipse will be 2 hours 43 minutes and 24 seconds around.

Last month, the world also saw a solar eclipse on June 21 after the lunar eclipse on June 5. The third penumbral eclipse or Chandra Grahan of the year is all set to take place on 5 July. In fact, it is likely that some people may not even notice the slight shadow of the eclipse, although others who are quite observant may notice it with the naked eye. The eclipse was visible mostly everywhere, including Asia, Europe, Antarctica, and much more, excluding some places like Scandinavia. Here's how to watch the upcoming penumbral eclipse, and what happens during this nighttime event. Only a small sliver of the sun is hidden by the Earth, in roughly the top third of this image. It is because of the specific positioning of Earth between the Moon and the Sun, the Earth blocks the sunlight which is what causes the Earth's shadow to fall upon the moon. Those in the US may have even spotted the eclipse while looking up to enjoy fireworks displays, as the lunar eclipse fell on July 4, which is Independence Day in the country. Although it may not be as obvious as other eclipses, it may also be an excellent sight to see, especially in the USA where the eclipse falls on Independence Day.


The difficulty comes not only from how slight the dimming is, but also due to the Moon's apparent size in our sky.

It is believed that during pregnancy when a pregnant woman watches a lunar eclipse, the baby will have a cleft lip.

In the year 2020, there will be four lunar eclipses.


The full moon in July is called Buck Moon. People in certain regions will be able to witness penumbral lunar eclipse, also being referred to as a "buck moon" lunar eclipse.

During the eclipse, 90 percent of the moon's surface partially covered by the Earth with only the outer part of the shadow appearing.

None will look at the moon and might see nothing special. The eclipse will commence at 11:07 p.m. ET and last as a result of 1:52 a.m. ET, with peak darkening developing just following midnight.


A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, earth and moon align in an nearly straight line.

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