ORLANDO, Fla — Just in time for the holiday weekend, a full moon! But also, a penumbral lunar eclipse that could be visible from Central Florida if the clouds allow.
On Saturday night, all of the Americas and eastern Africa will be able to witness the moon passing through Earth’s outer shadow and going slightly dark.
A penumbral lunar eclipse happens when the moon moves through the outer (penumbral) part of Earth’s shadow.
If you are lucky and the skies are clear, from clouds and smoke from the fireworks, you may notice the start of the penumbral lunar eclipse about 11:07 p.m EDT. The eclipse “maximum” will occur at 12:29 a.m. EDT on Sunday.
Oh and fun fact! The first full moon of July is known as the Buck Moon, since this is the time of the year when Buck deer grow new antlers. This lunar eclipse could be named by some, the Buck Moon Eclipse.
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