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Here’s what to expect for the penumbral lunar eclipse on June 5

Kristine Garrett | 21 November, 2020, 19:56

The partial penumbral eclipse of the Moon is caused by the fact that the Moon will be close enough to opposite the Sun that it will pass through part of the partial shadow of the Earth. The eclipse will start tonight at 11:15 pm IST and will last for approximately three hours till 2:34 am IST (June 6).

In Tunisia, the eclipse will begin as soon as the moon rises and will end at 10:04 p.m., knowing that it is hard to observe this phenomenon with the naked eye given the difficulty of detecting the slight change in the Moon's luminosity. "So, only during the maximum time of eclipse, if you are a very careful observer and the sky conditions are clear, you will see a difference in brightness in the northern and southern parts of the moon", he continues.

The first weekend of June is kicking off with the full Strawberry Moon on Friday.

Unfortunately, according to AccuWeather, that eclipse will end before the moon rises over the Americas. The eclipse skipped North America, but the Virtual Telescope Project live-streamed the Italian lunar phenomenon.

Every year has two eclipse seasons, within a gap of 173 to 174 days. Because, the moon would be within the shadow region of the Earth, but not in the umbral (inner) shadow region.

The partial penumbral eclipse of the moon will occur on Friday afternoon at 3:12 p.m.

Today is World Environment Day 2020 and coincidentally the universe is treating us with the attractive sight of a lunar eclipse. Eastern Daylight Time but will not be visible in the U.S.at that time.

On 21 June there'll be an eclipse of the sun, the first solar eclipse this year. South of Pakistan and northern India and China too will be able to see the eclipse.

"Mercury will be also visible somewhere between July 22 and 25, in the morning just before sunrise".

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