There Will Be A Rare 'Thunder Moon Eclipse' This Weekend In Florida

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This third kind of lunar eclipse is much more subtle, and much more hard to observe, than either a total or partial eclipse of the moon.

In this type of eclipse, the moon misses the inner, darkest part of Earth's shadow, and instead it glances the outer, less dark part of the shadow, which will subtly darken a part of the lunar surface. During the lunar eclipse, Earth moves in between the sun and the moon and obstruct the sunlight that is reflected by the moon.

The moon will seem obscured on the night of July 4 as the moon goes through Earth's shadow. AccuWeather says that a penumbral lunar eclipse will occur late Saturday night and into Sunday morning.

The Independence Day lunar eclipse is the first of 3 astronomy events to look forward to in July.

The next penumbral lunar eclipses of the year will take place on November 30.

The eclipse will be the ideal celestial event for those across the United States staying up late after Independence Day fireworks, as long as clouds don't interfere.

The lunar eclipse falling on July 5 will take begin at 08:37 am, reach its maximum peak at 09:59 am and will culminate at 11:22 am. "Then again... very observant people will notice something unusual happening on the moon, even while not knowing an eclipse is taking place". To see the whole process on the website of the project "Virtual telescope".

Folks across the western US are expected to enjoy the best viewing conditions on Saturday night for watching the lunar eclipse and any firework displays. The eclipse will be visible in most parts of the African continent, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic and Indian ocean among others.

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