Here’s what to expect for the penumbral lunar eclipse on June 5

Instead, the full Strawberry Moon will be visible, and will stay that way into the early-morning hours on Sunday.

The second penumbral lunar eclipse of this year is set to take place today and is expected to be visible in most parts of the world including Asia, Europe and Africa and South and East parts of America. A penumbral lunar eclipse takes place when the Moon moves through the faint, outer part of Earth's shadow called the penumbra.

There are three types of lunar eclipses - Penumbral, Total and Partial.

After the "Strawberry Moon Lunar Eclipse" on June 5, the nature has another treat for the skygazers this month as an Annular Solar Eclipse will be taking place on June 21, which is also the longest day of the year, for nearly 6 hours.

Since it is a penumbral lunar eclipse, after some time, the Strawberry Moon is likely to be faint and make it hard for people to see. Europeans call June's full moon the Mead Moon, the Rose Moon and the Honey Moon. "The name comes from the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries in the north-eastern United States".

"For spacecraft at the moon such as the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the reduction in solar power is noticeable", the agency wrote in the statement.

Unbelievable photos of full moon tonight in Johannesburg.

CNN meteorologist Judson Jones said the best time to see the unique phenomenon is while the moon is still low on your horizon. Space says it would have just "tinted" the lower edge of the moon. During a partial eclipse, some part of the Moon is blocked by the Earth while remaining is visible. The reason for this is that its central one - the June 20 annular eclipse - is very central, very close to the season's theoretical midst. "This time, for example, there is going to be one full moon this week, which is a penumbral eclipse". It will encompass the months of November and December.



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