The Strawberry Moon Lunar Eclipse

The Strawberry Moon Lunar Eclipse

There is a lunar moon eclipse this morning beginning on June 4, 2012.  According to Native American folklore, the lunar eclipse is called a Strawberry Moon because the short season for harvesting strawberries comes during the month of June.

At 6:00 am Eastern Daylight Time, just before sunrise on Monday, June 4th, 2012, the full Moon passes directly behind planet Earth.  A broad stretch of lunar terrain around the southern crater Tycho will fall under the shadow of Earth, producing the first lunar eclipse of 2012.  At maximum lunar eclipse, around 7:04 am EDT, 37% of the full Moon's surface will be in the dark.

Because only a fraction of the Strawberry Moon is shadowed, NASA scientists call this a partial eclipse.

This partial eclipse will be be visible in the Western US and Canada while Hawaii, New Zealand, Central and Eastern Australia will be able to see the whole eclipse.

 


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