The penumbral eclipse will end at 2:34 am on June 6, 2020.
Tunis/Tunisia - A lunar eclipse is expected to occur this Friday, June 5, the National Institute of Meteorology announced on its website.
Though North America will miss the eclipse, the Virtual Telescope Project will live stream the lunar event from above the Rome skyline on its website.
A penumbra, the bureau said, refers to a partially shaded outer region of a shadow that an object casts.
A Strawberry Moon will rise on Friday and will pass through part of the shadow of the Earth in what is called a partial penumbral eclipse of the moon. The Annular Solar Eclipse happens when the Moon is farthest from the Earth. At most, expect to see a slight shading on the southern limb of the Moon at maximum eclipse. Eclipses of this sort are usually hard to observe, and the moon often appears to turn red as it passed through the Earth's shadow, directly behind the planet. It will be visible in part of Europe, most of Asia, Australia, Africa, and parts of South America.
Penumbral lunar eclipses are often hard to see by the naked eye, as only a portion of the sun's light is blocked from reaching the moon.
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The entire duration of the eclipse is 3 hours 18 minutes and 13 seconds. "Looking at the sun is unsafe and can damage your eyes", it added.
To find out when moonrise and moonset will occur in your area, the Old Farmer's Almanac has created an online tool where you can search your zip code and get a more precise time of when best to see Friday night's moon. But the moon still looks a little different every night.
Total Lunar Eclipse: In this phenomenon, the Moon passes through the Earth's umbral shadow.
Lunar and solar eclipses occur in groups known as saroses, with members of each group spaced 18 years, 11 days and 8 hours (very almost 223 synodic months) years apart.
For sure, Penumbrals aren't the most awesome eclipses to see, but in a time that sees many of us curtailing our travel plans astronomical and otherwise, we'll take whatever celestial action we can get.