Nothing virtual happens here.
The weekend brings not only a full moon, but also a lunar eclipse.
Most of North and South America will be treated to the celestial phenomenon, as well as parts of southwestern Europe and Africa.
It will be a penumbral eclipse rather than a total lunar eclipse, which means that part of the moon will pass through the outer part of the Earth’s shadow.
Around here, the eclipse will begin at 11:07 p.m. Saturday, with the maximum effect at 12:20 a.m. Sunday. The eclipse ends just before 2 a.m.
The gods of time will not disappoint. Clear skies are promised.
This weekend is not only marked by a full moon and a lunar eclipse, but it also highlights the closest grouping of Saturn, Jupiter and the moon, forming a triangle.
According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the full moon in July is called the “black moon” because in early summer, male deer grow new antlers. It is also called the thunder moon because of the summer storms that occur in July.