June’s full moon — also known as the “strawberry moon” because it comes during strawberry season — might look a little darker than normal on Friday.
That’s because many parts of the world will be able to see a celestial event known as a partial penumbral eclipse, when part of the moon moves through the Earth’s outer shadow. This makes a chunk of the moon appear dimmer.
The strawberry-moon eclipse will be visible above Asia, Australia, Europe, and Africa. People in the US won’t see it but can watch the event via livestream.
The moon will be at its fullest on Friday at 3:12 p.m. ET, and the Virtual Telescope Project is set to livestream the eclipse from Italy starting at 3 p.m. ET, as the moon dims above Rome’s skyline.