Fourth of July will close with the Full Buck Moon

Lunar eclipse on July 5 2020 Date time where to watch visibility in India

Star gazers, get ready, because there's going to be a stunning full buck moon and a penumbral lunar eclipse taking place this weekend. In Cape Town, it will end by 5 am on July 5 and after this, 5 months and 25 days later, there will be lunar eclipse on November 30 and total solar eclipse on December 14, 2020.

With the third lunar eclipse arriving on July 5 the troika of eclipses will be complete.

A penumbral lunar eclipse takes place when the Earth, the Moon and the Sun are in an imperfect alignment such that the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon and the Moon moves through the outer part of the Earth's shadow.

Lunar Eclipse 2020: Will it be visible in India?

According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, the full Buck Moon will rise after sunset on Saturday evening, before reaching peak illumination at 12:44 a.m. on Sunday, July 5.


According to experts, 35 per cent of the Lunar Eclipses are "Penumbral" while the same number of eclipses are total eclipses of the moon.

While a full moon is enough to head to the window for (with your crystals in hand, ofc) it's also joined by a penumbral lunar eclipse - which occurs when the moon passes through the Earth's partial shadow.

What is the Buck Moon?

On July 4 in Los Angeles, starting from 8 to 5 minutes, it will be seen from 10 to 52 minutes and it can be seen for a quarter to three hours. For this eclipse, only a small portion of the moon will cross into the penumbra, making it harder to see.

The Buck Moon will be visible in the sky from July 5th - named by Native American tribes because it is the time of year where bucks' antlers are fully grown. While the eclipse, unfortunately, won't be seen from India, it will be seen from parts of North, South America and Africa.

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