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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse visible in Cheyenne on 4th of July

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Be sure to keep those eyes on the sky after fireworks on this Independence Day.

A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse is expected to be easily visible in the Cheyenne area on July 4. The National Weather Service in Cheyenne is expecting partly skies on Saturday night.

According to timeanddate.com, the maximum eclipse will be visible in the Cheyenne area at 10:29 p.m.

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During a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, a section of the moon turns dark as the earth passes between the sun and a full moon.

The full moon itself should be a sight to see. According to Live Science, it’s usually described as the “Buck Moon” or “Thunder Moon,” describing the time of year bucks usually grow antlers and the regularity of seasonal thunderstorms.

Time and Date says Cheyenne will see an even larger Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on Nov. 30 this year.

The next full lunar eclipse will happen on May 26, 2021.