June's Strawberry Moon Lights Up the Sky Friday Night

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July's full moon is the Buck Moon, because you'd clearly be able to see the velvet - covered antlers of buck deer around that time of year. But as the moon orbits around the Earth, at some points in its orbit the sunlit part of the moon can be seen from the Earth, and at other points, we can only see the parts of the moon that are in shadow.

There are many beliefs about how the full moon affects people too, from increases in number of births to misbehavior.

"Strawberry moon" or the penumbral lunar eclipse marks the beginning of the eclipse season this year.

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During the maximum phase of this eclipse, the moon will turn a shade darker. It will peak at 3:12 p.m. on Friday in the Eastern time zone, which is unfortunately before it will be visible - stupid sun - but there will still be plenty of time to check it out.

The best time to see the penumbral lunar eclipse will be on Friday at 19:25 UT (Universal Time), according to NASA.

"Full moons are always visible everywhere in New Zealand but visibility is weather dependent as if it is cloudy then it won't be possible to see the moon", she said.

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Summer lunar Eclipse 2020, which will be held tonight, show incredible views of our natural satellite - the moon.

April's full moon is known as the Pink Moon, but don't be fooled into thinking it will turn pink. The entire phenomenon will last approximately 3 hours and 19 minutes.

In a penumbral lunar eclipse, the moon and the sun will be on opposite sides of the earth, and the moon will be close enough that the earth's shadow will partially fall on it. Other times the moon seems to disappear entirely. However, during a partial lunar eclipse, the alignment of the three celestial bodies is still imperfect.

This is the second lunar eclipse of 2020 and will be visible in different parts of the world.

They add: "This happens when the Earth moves between the Sun and Moon but the three do not form a perfectly straight line".

More than 2,000 years ago the Ancient Greeks were able to predict the first lunar eclipse by using a primitive form of a computer.

On the intervening night of June 5 and June 6, the moon appeared fainter and darker, as stargazers witnessed a phenomenon called the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.

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