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On Tuesday During Partial Lunar Eclipse, A Thunder Moon Passes Over Earth’s Shadow

On Tuesday During Partial Lunar Eclipse, A Thunder Moon Passes Over Earth's Shadow

Thunder will load the sky on Tuesday night as July’s full moon, generally known as the Thunder Moon, glows brightly.

Onlookers stepping outside on Tuesday night will be able to see Saturn and Jupiter simply off to the right of the moon most of the night, making it a terrific evening to arrange a telescope.

“This entire Moon is called The Thunder Moon as a result of thunderstorms are so frequent throughout this month,” theĀ Old Farmer’s Almanac explained on their website.

July’s full moon can be known as the Buck Moon, as this is the time of year when new antlers start to develop on bucks’ heads. Other names for this month’s full moon include the Ripe Corn Moon, the Hay Moon, and the Old Moon.

Moreover, this month will even feature a partial lunar eclipse for a part of the globe.

Throughout a partial lunar eclipse, only part of the moon passes via Earth’s inner shadow (umbra), so only part of the moon seems dark whereas the remaining stays illuminated by the sun.

The partial lunar eclipse will last for almost three hours, beginning at 8 p.m. GMT and ending around 11 p.m. GMT on Tuesday night.

The partial phase shall be surrounded by the penumbral phase when the moon passes through the Earth’s outer shadow (penumbra). Nevertheless, this phase is tough to detect and isn’t as noticeable because of the partial phase.