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The penumbral lunar eclipse, which will occur on Friday, is the last lunar eclipse of the year. This lunar eclipse will be different from the total eclipse, as it is coinciding with Harvest Moon. The lunar eclipse will be visible at 18:54 Universal Time (UTC) (2:54 am EDT/ 18:54 GMT). More
A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth's partial shadow, or penumbra. During this type of eclipse the Moon will darken slightly but not completely. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of Eastern Europe, Eastern Africa, Asia, and Western Australia.
Buddhist Lunar Observance
ASK A MONK: "Is it okay to practice [the weekly Eight Precept lunar observance called] uposatha once a month instead of the usual weekly times? I have a mild blood pressure problem and fasting seems to really cause my blood pressure to drop to the point I feel light headed."