Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 6/5/2020


Are you already cursing June’s Full Strawberry Moon as it thwarts your dreams of deep-sky imaging this week? Fear not; said Moon is actually the first astronomical draw for June 2020, as this coming weekend’s Full Moon marks the start of second eclipse season for 2020, with a penumbral lunar eclipse.

The eclipse occurs on June 5th from 17:45 Universal Time (UT) to 21:04 UT, and is visible from Europe and Africa eastward to Asia and Australia. Maximum eclipse occurs at 19:26 UT, with the Moon 59 percent immersed in the umbral shadow of the Earth. The entire duration of the eclipse is 3 hours 18 minutes and 13 seconds.

This eclipse is an aggressive event so you are cautioned to be very careful. It involves Mars, the God of War. This is especially relevant for the mutable signs: Gemini, Virgo, Pisces, and Sagittarius.

Karmic lessons are repeat situations happening in your environment. This is not the same cycle we need to break to get to the next lesson. This could be your job, relationship, or anything you give passive energy to when you know you should be speaking up!! Acknowledge your wounds, especially those that involve self-sabotage. Confront what’s keeping us stagnant within ourselves and care for that wound in order to facilitate healing.