Your 4th of July Will End with a Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse

This Saturday when you're done with watching or shooting fireworks, stay outside! There's a Buck Moon and partial eclipse.

July's full moon, known as the Buck Moon, will rise on Saturday evening and end with a partial lunar eclipse.

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According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the Buck Moon — which is named after the new antlers seen on young male deer at this time of year — will rise after sunset before reaching peak illumination at 12:44 a.m. ET on Sunday.

The Buck Moon will be the first full moon of the summer.

A partial lunar eclipse will also be available to all of us that same night. In this type of eclipse, the moon misses the inner, darkest part of Earth’s shadow, and instead it glances the outer, less dark part of the shadow, which will subtly darken a part of the lunar surface.

The eclipse will begin at 11:07 p.m. ET, reaching maximum lighting just before 12:30 a.m. and end at 1:52 a.m, according to Old Farmer’s Almanac.

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