Solar eclipse June 2020 date, time, schedule: Everything you need to know

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The full moon during the penumbral lunar eclipse is seen in Kathmandu on Jan. 11 2020

In Florida, the 2020 Strawberry Full Moon begins with a moonrise over the Atlantic Ocean on Florida's east coast around 8:25 p.m. June's full moon usually coincides with the harvesting season of wild strawberries in America and the phenomenon was often addressed in reference to that. Coincidentally, the June full moon is joined by a lunar eclipse that will start at 11:15pm IST on June 5 and end at 2:34am on June 6.

On June 5, the moon will also pass through part of the shadow of the Earth, causing a partial penumbral eclipse.

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The full moon during the penumbral lunar eclipse is seen on the outskirts of Chandigarh on Jan. 11 2020

The moon's exact moment of fullness happens at 3:12 p.m. EDT (19:12 UTC) on Friday, according to NASA.

The next lunar eclipse is scheduled to occur between June 5 and June 6. It comes from the roses that bloom late in the month, although some have said it derived the name from the reddish color of the full moon at this time of year.

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June 2020 full moon is all set to grace the night skies over the next few days. "So, only during the maximum time of eclipse, if you are a very careful observer and the sky conditions are clear, you will see a difference in brightness in the northern and southern parts of the moon", he continues. It will be a more spectacular eclipse with a total or partial eclipse of the shadow of the earth, ' Dr Gozzard said. There is a solar eclipse on 21 June and then another lunar eclipse on July 4-5, which too is a penumbral lunar eclipse.

The Moon's orbit is inclined about five degrees relative to the ecliptic plane; otherwise, we'd see at least two eclipses - one lunar and one solar - every month.

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According to timeanddate.com, people of Asia, Australia, Europe, or Africa, may be able to observe Strawberry Moon turn a shade darker during the maximum phase. It is the last full moon of the spring and, no matter what people call it, they will have ample time to enjoy the view. Should there be a problem with heading outside or maybe you live in area where you can not view the eclipse from, chill and watch it indoors.

The June full moon is popularly called Strawberry Moon along with other names such as Honey Moon, the Mead Moon, and Rose Moon. The earth blocks some of the sun's light from reaching the moon and casts its outer shadow on it. It should "appear large and golden hued", according to The Old Farmer's Almanac. Just like the lunar eclipse in January, even today's lunar eclipse will be penumbral one.

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