If you're lucky enough and the sky isn't covered with clouds, you may get a chance to look at 'strawberry moon' tonight because of the penumbral lunar eclipse.
Penumbra means 'partially shaded outer region of the shadow cast by an opaque object'.
So this eclipse will be different from total eclipse, in that the moon will still be visible but shades darker.
Which basically makes it the 'strawberry moon'.
ANG GANDA NG MOON💞— JEAN (@tywonjean) June 5, 2020
"The Strawberry Moon of June"
named because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June.
-June 5, 2020 at 6:40 PM pic.twitter.com/pg9I8D1fAH
so MOON is a Yedam Stan💎— 💎WAYO💎 kyusuk🐨🐷 (@treasure0T12) June 5, 2020
this is Strawberry Moon happened earlier. and it's soooo prettyyyy 💕 pic.twitter.com/gyaGZ9hkZV
Hey everyone, It’s strawberry moon! 🌚🍓 pic.twitter.com/X3SxgdsfnS— hanny✨ (@HannyyyTeo) June 5, 2020
However, the colour would not exactly be that of a strawberry, because this name comes from farmers who gave it that term because of the strawberry harvesting season. They did so to keep a track of the lunar cycle.
The eclipse will start in India on the intervening night of June 5, today, and June 6.
You can catch it from 11:15 PM to 2:34 AM, but it will be in its prime at 12:54 AM.
Strawberry Moon eclipse tonight!— B I G S (@francisbigual23) June 5, 2020
It'll begin at 7.45pm, and will last for 3 hours and 18 minutes. ❤ pic.twitter.com/1Wn03fVh1k