Skip to comments.On the 4th, keep your eyes on the sky even after the fireworks end
Posted on 06/30/2020 10:49:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin
On the night of July 4, the full moon will pass through part of Earths shadow, creating a lunar eclipse that will be visible across North America and South America. This will be the first lunar eclipse visible from this part of the world since 2019. People in some places in Africa and western Europe will also be able to see part of the eclipse.
The eclipse will be the perfect celestial event for those across the United States staying up late after Independence Day fireworks, as long as clouds dont interfere.
In a penumbral lunar eclipse, the moon passes only through Earths outer shadow, called the penumbra, and misses the darker inner shadow, called the umbra.
This third kind of lunar eclipse is much more subtle, and much more difficult to observe, than either a total or partial eclipse of the moon, EarthSky explained on its website. At best, at mid-eclipse, very observant people will notice a dark shading on the moons face.
The eclipse will get underway on July 4 at 11:07 p.m. EDT and continue until July 5 at 1:52 a.m. EDT, but the best time to look will be during the middle of the event.
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We’ve already got plans to camp up on ridgeline to view, plus see fireworks in city below. Likely set up camp for overnight stay.
This is a VERY SHALLOW penumbral lunar eclipse. The vast majority of people won't even realize it is taking place. Promoting it is almost FAKE NEWS!!!
Eclipse PING from 'tunia !!!
The moon will imperceptibly dim as it passes through the Earth's southern penumbral shadow
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