This next weekend, Americans will be celebrating, despite the global crisis that has been triggered by the novel coronavirus and changed our lives probably for good. This might end up being the worst crisis that our generation will see during our lifetimes, but we must not forget the happy things in life.
A lunar eclipse to be seen this weekend
It’s been revealed that a lunar eclipse will be visible next weekend just in time for the Fourth of July.
The moon will reportedly pass through parts of Earth’s showdown during the next weekend, and it will provide some really beautiful skies on July 4th night.
Late on Saturday night, the eclipse will be visible from much of the western hemisphere, and this includes all of the North and South America. With some dry conditions and clear skies in the forecast for Saturday night across central Indiana, the viewing conditions will be excellent, and this is great news.
What is a penumbral lunar eclipse?
According to the latest reports, this will not be a full lunar eclipse – this is called a penumbral lunar eclipse, and the difference between this type and a total/partial lunar eclipse is the fact that the Earth’s outermost shadow or the penumbra falls on the face of the Moon. In other words, there will be a more subtle shadow over the Moon compared to the shape one that we can see in the other two cases.
WishTv notes that “Those that wish to take a peek at this event should look between the hours of 11:00 PM EDT Saturday, July 4 to 1:50 AM EDT Sunday, July 5, with the peak viewing around 12:30 AM EDT.”
It’s important to note the fact that this will be the very first lunar eclipse since last year and the next one which is posted for November will also be a penumbral one.