FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — We will have cloud-free conditions this holiday weekend if you want to check out the latest celestial events.
The next full moon is most commonly called the Buck Moon and it will appear in the night sky a little after midnight on Sunday, July 5.
The moon will appear full from Friday evening into Monday morning.
At dusk, the moon will appear very colorful due to the Saharan dust in the atmosphere.
There will also be a partial lunar eclipse.
To be truthful, you may not actually see the eclipse with the naked eye like you can with a total lunar eclipse.
The moon will appear slightly dimmer as it moves through the outer part of Earth’s shadow, or the penumbra.
If you want to try and see the partial lunar eclipse, it’ll begin July 4 at 11:07 p.m. and last until 1:52 a.m. Sunday, July 5.
According to NASA, the best time to look is during the middle of the event on July 5 at 12:30 a.m.
But wait, there’s more!
Sunday night into Monday morning, the full moon, Jupiter and Saturn will form a triangle.
According to NASA, this formation will appear slightly above the horizon in the southeast near evening twilight.
At that time, Jupiter will be above the moon and Saturn will to the left of the moon.
If you missed out, NASA says the formation will be above the horizon in the southwest on July 6 at around 5 a.m.
At that time, Saturn will be above the moon and Jupiter will be to the right.
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