penumbral moon

Penumbral Moon

The Penumbral Moon is when the moon passes into the outer shadow of the earth. This type of eclipse is hard to see unless the moon is 70% into that shadow. The Sun, Earth, and Moon must be nearly aligned, but not as closely aligned as during a partial eclipse. These type of eclipses are more common and usually occur at least once a year. When are able to actually see it, the lower part of the moon becomes distorted and fuzzy. So basically, during a waning phase , the lower half of the moon will look blurry. Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, the moon passes through the edges of the ‘shadow’ that our planet casts into space, in which a portion – but not all – of the Sun’s light is obscured.

This is a night for lots of gratitude and acceptance. Similar to a Full Moon, a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Moon brings endings. Endings that feel almost like destiny taking it’s due course, slowly over several months. You heard the phrase…”When one door closes, another one opens”, that’s kind of what this Moon Phase is all about .

According to international time UTC, a lunar eclipse will occur on November 30, 2020 which will be visible in some parts of the world. The following shows the cities in United States from which the eclipse could be visible (note that the following is a short list of some of the main cities, the eclipse may be visible from other cities not listed here). The date and local time of the event shown below.


  • November 29–30, 2020
  • May 5–6, 2023
  • March 24–25, 2024
  • February 20–21, 2027
  • August 16–17, 2027

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