For the unversed, this is the second penumbral lunar eclipse and the first one happened on January 10. But do you know why? There is going to be another full moon next month, also a penumbral eclipse.
June 2020 full moon is all set to grace the night skies over the next few days. It certainly sounds delicious! Before strawberries were shipped to Europe, the June Full Moon was known as the Rose Moon.
The regions that will see all or part of the June 4-5 penumbral lunar eclipse.
The full moon during the penumbral lunar eclipse is seen on the outskirts of Chandigarh on Jan. 11 2020
As for if you want to watch the lunar eclipse 2020 with your own bare eyes, as no special equipment is required for the same.
Astrophysicist Dr David Gozzard, from the University of Western Australia International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research said the eclipse will last around three hours. "The maximum will be at 7.20 hours of the morning with the Sun and the Moon to little more than 3 degrees above the horizon", says the NAO.
A penumbral lunar eclipse, while a fascinating spectacle, can be a little hard to differentiate from a regular full moon. In penumbral lunar eclipse, the sun, earth and moon are perfectly aligned. "And in this one, it affects only half the Moon's disc anyway.so there's really not much to see".
"I'd be anxious about getting people out of bed in the middle of the night to see something so unspectacular!"
This year's penumbral eclipse will pass close pass to the giant red star, Antares, which is around 12 times the size of our own sun.
This weekend's full Moon is the Strawberry moon, and it's a unique one in that the Moon is partially in the shadow of the Earth, creating a partial eclipse. Even during the eclipse, you are only looking at the moon, at night just like any other day.