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Full buck moon with a lunar eclipse visible this weekend

Look to the moon tomorrow

British Columbians were treated to a glorious full Strawberry Moon this June, but they'll have the opportunity to view a magnificent full Buck Moon this July in addition to a lunar eclipse. 

Named after the time of year when young bucks begin to grow new antlers from their foreheads, the July full moon marks a time of renewal. The full Buck Moon will be at its fullest on July 4.

As the moon increases in fullness, British Columbians will also be able to view a "penumbral lunar eclipse." Timeanddate.com explains it is set to begin July 4 at 8:07 p.m. but that it won't be directly visible at that time.

At 9:22 p.m., "it will be rising but the combination of a very low moon and the total eclipse phase will make the moon so dim that it will be extremely difficult to view until the moon gets higher in the sky or the total phase ends." 

The moon will be closest to the centre of shadow at 9:29 p.m. (-0.644 Magnitude). It will end at 10:52 p.m.

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow does not cover the Moon. 



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