The moon will present its own show on July 4.
A lunar eclipse is scheduled for the night of July 4 on the morning of July 5. The eclipse will be visible in most of North and South America; you can see the best times to see the eclipse here.
The eclipse will begin at 11:04 p.m. EDT (10:04 p.m. CDT) and will end at 1:56 a.m. EDT (12:56 p.m. CDT).
Tonight’s eclipse is known as a partial penumbral lunar eclipse, an eclipse that occurs when the moon passes through the outer edges of the Earth’s shadow, known as the pendumbra. Most people will not see major changes on the moon except the darkening of its surface, but it will be visible without a telescope.
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The full moon in July is known as the “Buck Moon”.
According to Farmer’s Almanac, the full moon in July is called “Buck Moon” because the antlers of a male are in full growth during this time of the year. The moon is also called “thunder moon” because of the spring storms.
The names of the moon come from the history of the Amerindians.
The names of the coming full moon are:
August – Full moon of sturgeon
September – Full moon of corn
Octobre – Full Hunter’s Moon
November – Beaver Full Moon
December – Full cold moon