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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse this weekend

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Look to the sky this Saturday night! You have a chance to see a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.


Starting July 4th at 11:07 PM, you'll notice Earth's shadow beginning to cover the moon. However, it is not a total lunar eclipse. 

A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse is when the outer shadow the the Earth is cast over just part of the moon. 

This is the least impressive of the types of lunar eclipses but can still be seen faintly by the naked eye. Your best viewing will be with a telescope. 

So if you're staying up late on the 4th of July, take a peak at the moon during the maximum eclipse at 12:29 AM (Sunday). 

If you take a photo of it, we'd love to see it! You can send it to weather57@abc57.com.


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