PITTSBURGH — Fireworks won’t be the only thing you can see in the sky this Independence Day. A partial penumbral lunar eclipse should make for a great show in the sky after sunset Saturday.
The eclipse is happening on the night of the Buck Full Moon, with both peaking just after sunset.
About a third of the moon will be shaded by the earth's shadow as the earth crosses between the sun and the moon.
Lunar eclipses only happen during the full moon stage, but this one will not be a total lunar eclipse, as the sun, earth and moon will not be in perfect alignment.
Weather is looking great for viewing Saturday night with only a few clouds possible.
Remember, for the best viewing, get away from areas with a lot of lights like street lamps or buildings.
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