Penumbral Lunar Eclipse to Grace Skies Tomorrow: How to Watch

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June's full moon is coinciding with the penumbral lunar eclipse on June 5-6 and as per a report by Space.com, the full moon will occur on June 6 at 12:42am IST.

This is also why sometimes a penumbral lunar eclipse is mistaken as a full Moon.

During a penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth blocks some of the Sun's light from directly reaching the Moon and the outer part of the Earth's shadow, called the ‘penumbra', covers all or part of the Moon.

This eclipse will be a partial penumbral eclipse meaning the Moon will move through the faint, outer part of Earth's shadow called the penumbra.

The final lunar eclipse will happen on July 5 which will be visible to people in North and South America.