This will be the moon's last interaction with Earth's umbra for a while.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, making the partial eclipse extra special. Meanwhile, the "Buck Moon" refers to the rapid growth of new antlers that male deer, or bucks, experience around this time. The July 16 partial eclipse won't be quite this jaw-dropping, but it will still be attractive.
The moon will remain visible but will dim significantly as it passes into the Earth's shadow, giving off and eerie light, which is produced by sunlight passing through the upper atmosphere.
In a statement, the Society said, "The partial lunar eclipse will start at 10:43 PM and it will continue for two hours and 58 minutes". On 16 July 16, NASA's Apollo 11 crew launched on the mission to land the first humans on the moon. Here is everything you need to know about the Eclipse.
Dr. Shibal Bhartiya, Senior Consultant at Fortis Memorial Research Institute said, "Looking directly at the moon, during a lunar eclipse or otherwise, does not damage your eyes in any way".
In astronomical terms, summer in the northern hemisphere begun with the June solstice (June 21) and will end with the fall equinox on September 23.
People in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America and Antarctica will also witness the year's lunar eclipse. Urban areas on the other hand, can provide interesting backdrops if you intend to photograph the eclipse.
This may be the most flawless way to celebrate a moon-history milestone.
Apollo 11 blasted off from Florida on 16 July 1969.
Lunar eclipses can occur only during a full moon. It is less impressive than a total eclipse but still makes for good photographs with a decent camera. Alternatively, Norway-based site Time and Date will also live stream the upcoming partial lunar eclipse on its website.
If 6am is a tad too early to stare up at the sky in your pyjamas, your next chance to do so will be during a total eclipse on May 26, 2021.