People all over the world are getting excited to get a glimpse of this eclipse June 5th. Sadly the partial penumbral lunar eclipse won't be visible in North America, but you can still view the full moon's quiet beauty online!

NASA said in a release Monday,

It  will come with an understated partial eclipse for some parts of the world. While the moon will be at its absolute fullest on Friday around noon PT, you'll have several opportunities to enjoy the view. The moon will look still look full from early Thursday morning through early Sunday morning.

North America will miss the eclipse, so yes that means we here in the QC won't be able to see it in person, but the Virtual Telescope Project will livestream the lunar event from Italy above a view of the Rome skyline. Mark your calendar for noon PT on Friday, June 5, and visit the project's web TV page to join in.

The way this eclipse is very intresting. The moon slips through the Earth's outer (penumbral) shadow, which can trigger a slight darkening of the moon. To be honest if you didn't know it was happening, you'd probably miss it. A partial penumbral eclipse like the one on Friday makes it even harder to spot a difference.

In the end, even if the eclipse is too faint to detect, you can still take a moment to bask in the light of a lovely full moon this week.

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