Full Buck Moon: Lunar eclipse will occur on July 4

The full Moon of July traditionally is known as the Full Buck Moon because it coincides with the time of year when male white-tailed deer are in full-on antler growth.

The year 2020 has already witnessed two penumbral lunar eclipses so far.

Lunar Eclipse 2020 India timings: The eclipse would begin from 8:38 am and would go on till 11:22 am. The maximum eclipse will be at 9:59 am IST.

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. It will last for approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.

This Lunar Toilet Challenge has a total prize purse of $35,000 that will be shared among the teams submitting the top three designs in the Technical category. If the moon passes through the dark central shadow of the earth, which is also called the umbra, a partial or total lunar eclipse occurs. And while this kind of eclipse is essentially invisible to the naked eye, for those initiated into celestial mysteries, this kind of Moon signals a time for slipping through the space/time into the realm of stars where the secrets of the starry script may be read. The eclipse will be visible in most parts of the African continent, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic and Indian ocean among others.

Independence Day - the holiday on July 4, not the observance on July 3 - will come to a close just as the Full Buck Moon reaches its peak.

The July full moon is also known as the "Thunder Moon", due to the frequency of thunderstorms during the season, according to the Almanac. The first lunar eclipse fell in January, the second one appeared last month on June 5 and the third eclipse is going to appear on July 5.

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