Our Solar System is doubling down this month with two eclipses
2020 has already been filled with plenty of exciting space activity and it’s only going to get better.
As if the three Super Moons in row starting in March wasn’t enough. We’ve also had Full Pink Moon in April, and then in May there was ‘Eta Aquarids’ Meteor Shower just days before the Full Flower Moon.
It feels like each month the universe is upping the ante with space activity and June will be no different with both solar and lunar eclipses happening this month.
The Penumbral Lunar Eclipse starts on June 5th and 6th and an Annular Solar Eclipse starts on June 21st.
We’ll have three more partial Lunar Eclipses and one more Solar Annular Eclipse on December 14th.
2020 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
“A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, like the one to be observed on 5 to 6 June, takes place when the Moon lies in the penumbral (outer) shadow of the Earth. Penumbral eclipses are difficult to spot and only take place when the three celestial bodies are not perfectly aligned.
The Penumbral Lunar Eclipse to be observed in June will visible from Asia, Australia, Europe, and Africa. The peak visibility of the eclipse will be at 12:54 AM on 6 June.”
2020 Annular Solar Eclipse
“An Annular Solar Eclipse that will be seen on 21 June takes place when the Moon is perfectly aligned in between the Sun and the Earth. The result is visible in the form of an outer ring of the sun, from where it derives its name – Annulus (ring).
The Solar eclipse will be visible from parts of Africa including Central Africa, Congo, and Ethiopia. In addition it will be observed in most of North India along with South of Pakistan and China.
Peaking at 12:10 AM on June 21.”