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Sandy Nunez | 22 November, 2020, 02:11

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. Fear not; said Moon is actually the first astronomical draw for June 2020, as this coming weekend's Full Moon marks the start of second eclipse season for 2020, with a penumbral lunar eclipse.

"A penumbral eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the faint penumbral portion of the earth's shadow". For certain parts of the planet, it coincided with an understated partial eclipse. In total, the Earth blocks all the light which lets it hard to see the moon.

In a statement regarding the event, NASA writes that for most Americans, during the eclipse, the moon will not be visible in the sky, but it will appear full for about three days, from early Thursday morning into early Sunday morning.

"The penumbral eclipse will begin at 22:46 PST on June 5, 2020, and end at 02:04 PST on June 6, 2020, with the peak of the eclipse visible at 00:25 PST on June 6, 2020", read the statement.

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If only the name implied we'd see something as exciting as a literal strawberry shape forming across the moon.

In Europe, the moon in June is called by other names like Honey Moon, Mead Moon and Rose Moon. The full moon or the Strawberry Moon will occur on June 5 at 3:12pm EDT (June 6 at 12:42am IST) and lunar enthusiasts in India will be able to watch it with their naked eyes. Strawberry Moons can also appear brown-red in color during a total lunar eclipse. In October, the Moon will appear in its fullest form twice, as per Space.com.

Tunis/Tunisia - A lunar eclipse is expected to occur this Friday, June 5, the National Institute of Meteorology announced on its website. During a partial eclipse, some part of the Moon is blocked by the Earth while remaining is visible.

The total duration of the eclipse is three hours and 18 minutes. South of Pakistan and northern India and China too will be able to see the eclipse. The Annular Solar Eclipse happens when the Moon is farthest from the Earth.