If you’re awake tonight, be sure to look up at the moon as you will be able to see a penumbral lunar eclipse no matter where you are as long as you can see the moon.
For us here in North America, we will get the best view of the lunar eclipse. People in the westernmost parts of Africa and Europe will also view the event. The penumbral lunar eclipse starting at 11:07 p.m. local time, the moon will begin to slide into Earth’s outer shadow. At eclipse maximum (12:29 a.m. on Sunday, July 5), no more than half of the moon’s face will take on a darker shade. About an hour and a half after maximum, at 1:52 a.m., the event ends. The entire eclipse will last 2 hours and 45 minutes.