After a lunar and solar eclipse in the month of June, we will get to see not one but two celestial events together.
After witnessing the first Solar Eclipse of 2020, the world is set to witness the third Penumbral Lunar Eclipse of the year on July 5.
What is a Buck Moon?
China's Chang'e-4 probe, launched on December 8, 2018, made its first-ever soft landing on the Von Karman Crater in the South Pole-Aitken Basin on the far side of the moon on January 3, 2019.
A full buck moon is a special sighting.
The astronomical marvel, Full Buck Moon occurs when the moon is fully behind the Earth, allowing the sun to illuminate it. For this eclipse, only a small portion of the moon will cross into the penumbra, making it harder to see. Since the shadow is dim, a penumbral lunar eclipse is often mistaken for a regular Full Moon. They are usually very rarely sighted since the moon only looks a bit fainter than usual.
On July 4 in Los Angeles, starting from 8 to 5 minutes, it will be seen from 10 to 52 minutes and it can be seen for a quarter to three hours.
This lunar eclipse is known as "full buck moon" for a peculiar reason.
Each month's full moon has a nickname that can be traced hundreds of years to the Native Americans and American colonists - when the seasons were marked by giving names to recurring full moons, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac. It also has been known as the Full Thunder Moon for its timing during a period of the year when thunderstorms occur frequently. Another penumbral lunar eclipse will occur on November 29, 2020. Timings of the eclipse According to experts, the eclipse will start from 08:30 AM IST, reach its peak at 09:59 AM IST and end around at 11:21 AM IST. According to timeanddate.com, the Lunar Eclipse will be visible in South and West Europe, much of Africa, South America, Pacific countries, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean and Antarctica. So, as the Moon is below the horizon during this eclipse, it won't be visible in India.