The Earth's faint outer shadow or penumbra will partially cover the face of the Full Moon during this Buck Moon eclipse. Because of its subtlety, observers in North America, South America, and Africa may find it hard to see part of the Moon darken during the maximum phase of this penumbral lunar eclipse.
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: South/West Europe, Much of Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.
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When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide — Timeline
Lunar eclipses can be visible from everywhere on the night side of the Earth, if the sky is clear. From some places the entire eclipse will be visible, while in other areas the Moon will rise or set during the eclipse.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse began||Jul 5 at 03:07:23||Jul 4 at 11:07:23 pm||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jul 5 at 04:29:51||Jul 5 at 12:29:51 am||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ended||Jul 5 at 05:52:21||Jul 5 at 1:52:21 am||Yes|
* The Moon was above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Washington DC, the entire eclipse was visible.
The magnitude of the eclipse is -0.644.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 0.355.
The total duration of the eclipse is 2 hours, 45 minutes.
An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!
A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.
Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.
This is the third eclipse this season.
First eclipse this season: June 5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Second eclipse this season: June 21, 2020 — Annular Solar Eclipse