How to watch the 'Independence Day' lunar eclipse

Jul 3, 2020
So many wrong or misleading statements in this article (not even counting the fact that the author is making a big deal out of a partial penumbral eclipse, which will be doing practically nothing to the moon's visibility ). First, they contrasted it to the total solar eclipse of August 2017 as being different from this eclipse because tomorrow's eclipse is partial. You are comparing apples to oranges. Solar eclipses occur in the middle of the day during a new moon when the moon blocks the light from the sun. Trying to hype people up about this nearly undetectable eclipse by comparing it to that eclipse is so misleading. The first picture is a picture of a partial umbral eclipse, which is noticeable. If you are using that as an illustration of what we are going to see tomorrow, you are severely misleading your readers. Finally, the picture with the elk and moon is beautiful. That is not a full moon, however. That is a moon is in the waning gibbous phase.