STARGAZERS were treated to a Buck Moon over the weekend.
July’s Full Moon lit up skies across the globe and was a rare lunar eclipse.
Some lucky viewers were also treated to a partial penumbral eclipse.
This is a subtle eclipse caused by the Moon passing through part of Earth’s shadow.
The eclipse was visible across most of North and South America although some stargazers would have only seen a brief glimpse.
Parts of Europe and Africa could also witness the celestial phenomenon.
Londoners had the best view of the eclipse at 04.41am on July 5.
The Full Moon only caught a section of the Earth’s outer shadow, called the penumbra.
This made a small chunk of the Moon look a bit darker than the rest.
However, a partial penumbral eclipse can look so subtle you might not even realise you’re witnessing it.
The best time for people in New York was reportedly 00:29am on July 5.
It coincided with July 4 Independence Day celebrations in the US and beamed on into July 5.
According to Nasa, the Buck Moon nickname can be traced back to farmers in the US observing “new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads”.
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