The ‘Strawberry Moon Eclipse’ Will Be Visible Tonight

"It is not going to be very visible, since it is a penumbral eclipse; which means only a diffused shadow will fall on the moon". A penumbral lunar eclipse takes place when the Moon moves through the faint, outer part of Earth's shadow called the penumbra. According to NASA, the moon will still be full from early Sunday morning, June 7.

In Europe, NASA said the full moon has been called the Mead Moon or the Honey Moon after the fermented drink.

What is the "strawberry moon" and when can you see it?

According to USA Today, this month's full moon derives its name - Strawberry Moon "from the Algonquin Native American tribes in eastern North America, who used its appearance as a signal to gather ripening wild strawberries, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac". "The name comes from the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries in the north-eastern United States".

While the full moon will be a sight in and of itself, celestial watchers will be treated to an accompanying partial eclipse of the moon on Friday, depending on where they live.

"When the moon is low on the horizon, it allows you to capture the view with objects in the foreground, making the moon appear bigger", Jones explained.

"For spacecraft at the moon such as the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the reduction in solar power is noticeable", the agency wrote in the statement. It won't be visible in North America.

Stargazers listen up: tonight marks the beginning of the eclipse season.

In Tunisia, the eclipse will begin as soon as the moon rises and will end at 10:04 p.m., knowing that it is hard to observe this phenomenon with the naked eye given the difficulty of detecting the slight change in the Moon's luminosity.

The world will witness the second penumbral lunar eclipse (Chandra Grahan) of 2020 on June 5.

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