Get ready because in June 2020, we will have both a lunar eclipse and a solar eclipse. The Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will happen on June 5th – 6th and the Annular Solar Eclipse will be on June 21st.
There will actually be four lunar eclipses and two solar eclipses this year. The four lunar eclipses will be partial eclipses and the two solar eclipses, one will be an annular eclipse on June 21st and the other will be a total eclipse happening on December 14th.
A solar eclipse is basically when the earth is hit by the moon’s shadow because the moon is in front of the sun, and a lunar eclipse is when the moon moves into the earth’s shadow creating a reddish color on the moon. This only happens when the sun, earth, and moon are aligned.
In a partial lunar eclipse, the earth’s shadow is partially covering the moon. An annular solar eclipse is when the moon is in front of the sun, however, it doesn’t fully block out the sun because the moon is too far away to completely cover the sun. A total solar eclipse is when the moon fully blocks out the sun and cast a shadow over the entire planet.