Buck Moon Eclipse Visible This Weekend

(UNDATED) – The Buck Moon or Thunder Moon eclipse will cause the moon to look darker on Saturday and Sunday.

During this kind of eclipse, the sun, Earth, and moon align, and the moon passes through the Earth’s shadow.

The full buck moon will rise after sunset on Saturday, and it will reach peak illumination at 12:44 a.m., according to Almanac.com. The eclipse will be visible at 11:04 p.m. on Saturday and end at 1:56 a.m. on Sunday.

The moon this weekend will only catch part of the Earth’s outer shadow, known as the penumbra, so you’ll be looking for a very subtle change as a bite of the moon turns a little darker than normal. 

The eclipse will be visible from all of North America.