Sit back Perth people as we have one of the best views for this Saturday’s (June 6) Luna Eclipse (Source)

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth’s main shadow does not cover the Moon. As the Earth’s shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears partially or totally eclipsed during this event. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon. Check the weather for Perth.

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.

Time Event Direction Altitude
1:45 am Sat, 6 Jun
Penumbral Eclipse begins. The Earth’s penumbra start touching the Moon’s face. Map direction West-northwest291°


3:24 am Sat, 6 Jun
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow. Map direction West272°


5:04 am Sat, 6 Jun
Penumbral Eclipse ends. The Earth’s penumbra ends. Map direction West260°



* The Moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Perth, the entire eclipse is visible.

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.

The magnitude of the eclipse is -0.405.

The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 0.568.

The total duration of the eclipse is 3 hours, 18 minute




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. All eclipses 1900 — 2199

This is the first eclipse this season.

Second eclipse this season: 21 June 2020 — Annular Solar Eclipse 

Third eclipse this season: 5 July 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

**Regions seeing, at least, a partial eclipse: South/East Europe, Much of Asia, North in Australia, Much of Africa, Pacific, Indian Ocean.





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