Penumbral Lunar Eclipse On July 5: Everything You Need To Know

  • Penumbral Lunar Eclipse On July 5: Everything You Need To Know

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse On July 5: Everything You Need To Know

Lunar Eclipse 2020 Date and Time: After the year's first solar eclipse appearance on June 21, comes the turn of the lunar eclipse which is falling on July 5.

Penumbral shadows are substantially harder to spot than partial eclipses, where the whole moon often gets a dark glow or part of it is covered.

The next penumbral lunar eclipse will take place on November 29, 2020. Solar eclipse always falls on Amavasya and Moon full moon day and now there is a difference of 4 lakh km distance between the Earth and Moon and they are moving in their respective orbit. Only 30 per cent of the Lunar Eclipses are "partial eclipses".

What is a penumbral lunar eclipse?

Penumbral lunar eclipse is a phenomenon when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon and the Moon moves through the outer part of the Earth's shadow.

With the third lunar eclipse arriving on July 5 the troika of eclipses will be complete. Two lunar eclipses and one solar eclipse are going to happen in the coming time.

The penumbral lunar eclipse is different from a total lunar eclipse.

What is a full buck moon? As per an IE report, the eclipse falling on July 5 will unveil at 8:37 AM in the morning, reach maximum eclipse at 9:59 AM before completely vanishing by 11:22 AM. According to, the Lunar Eclipse will be visible in South and West Europe, much of Africa, South America, Pacific countries, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean and Antarctica.

Just as the penumbral lunar eclipse occurred last month on the Strawberry Moon, this month's Full Moon is known as the Buck Moon.

"The penumbra causes only a slight darkening of the Moon's surface, with the Moon still exposed to some direct sunlight, so this type of eclipse is easy to miss", Royal Museums Greenwich adds.

According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, Buck Moon is the Algonquin tribe name given to the Full Moon in July because a buck's antlers are in full growth mode at during this time in the North American region. It also has been known as the Full Thunder Moon for its timing during a period of the year when thunderstorms occur frequently.