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This Friday the 5th of June will take place the second eclipse penunbral lunar this 2020. In particular, your maximum will be at 21.22 uk time, although it has a drawback: it only can be seen from the Balearic Islands , coinciding with the departure of the Moon.

however, this year there will be more opportunities to enjoy this show, because it will repeat the next July 5 , with a maximum at 6.30 a.m. which will coincide with the start of the Moon and will be seen in the whole of Spain, “except for the Balearic Islands”, explained from the National Astronomical Observatory (NAO). This phenomenon will be visible from Asia, Africa, middle East, Oceania and parts of Latin America.

After will have to wait until November 30 , the date will take place the fourth and last solar eclipse penunbral lunar year, which also will be visible from the peninsula, but, once more, not from the Balearic Islands.

There are three types of eclipses Moon: total, partial and penumbral . The latter, which will occur this Friday, is characterized by a slight darkening of the surface of the Moon through the penumbra projected by the Earth. It is less visible than a total eclipse, as it only casts a subtle shadow outside.

“Moon cutter” and solar eclipse

in Addition, this eclipse is known as a “Moon strawberry”, at the end of the spring, which will result in an official way the next day, June 20 with the summer solstice. It also coincides with the harvest period of this fruit and its color.

It so happens that a few days after the solstice will take place on solar eclipse in which the Moon will hide the light of the star, casting a shadow on certain parts of the Earth. So, “shall be void and visible primarily from Africa and Asia, but in Melilla there will be a slight concealment is barely perceptible even when looking at the telescope. The maximum will be at 7.20 hours of the morning with the Sun and the Moon to little more than 3 degrees above the horizon,” says the NAO.