Photos: The Strawberry Moon rises in partial penumbral eclipse

Lunar eclipses are a result of the Earth’s shadow blocking the sun’s light. In case of a penumbral lunar eclipse, the Sun, Earth, and the Moon are imperfectly aligned--the Earth blocks some of the sun’s light from reaching the moon’s surface and covers all or a part of the moon with its outer shadow, also known as the penumbra. The penumbral lunar eclipse in June this year is called the ‘Strawberry Moon Eclipse’--named after the wild strawberries that start to ripen during this month. The penumbral lunar eclipse was sighted on the intervening night of June 5 and 6 across the globe.

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The moon rises behind power-generating windmill turbines near the settlement of Mirny, Crimea on June 5. A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and the moon are imperfectly aligned. (Alexey Pavlishak / REUTERS)

The moon rises behind power-generating windmill turbines near the settlement of Mirny, Crimea on June 5. A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and the moon are imperfectly aligned. (Alexey Pavlishak / REUTERS)

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The moon rises behind storage tanks at an oil refinery in Omsk, Russia on June 5. (Alexey Malgavko / REUTERS)

The moon rises behind storage tanks at an oil refinery in Omsk, Russia on June 5. (Alexey Malgavko / REUTERS)

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The moon rises behind the Gandhi Statue over Marina Beach in Chennai, India on June 5. During the eclipse the earth blocks some of the sun’s light from reaching the moon’s surface and covers all or a part of the moon with its outer shadow, also known as the penumbra. (R Senthil Kumar / PTI)

The moon rises behind the Gandhi Statue over Marina Beach in Chennai, India on June 5. During the eclipse the earth blocks some of the sun’s light from reaching the moon’s surface and covers all or a part of the moon with its outer shadow, also known as the penumbra. (R Senthil Kumar / PTI)

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Cloudy obscure the moon over St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia on June 6. (Dmitri Lovetsky / AP)

Cloudy obscure the moon over St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia on June 6. (Dmitri Lovetsky / AP)

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A person is silhouetted against the moon in the distance, at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, US on June 5. The penumbral lunar eclipse in June this year is called the ‘Strawberry Moon Eclipse’. (AP / PTI)

A person is silhouetted against the moon in the distance, at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, US on June 5. The penumbral lunar eclipse in June this year is called the ‘Strawberry Moon Eclipse’. (AP / PTI)

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The moon rises behind the Witch’s Hat Water Tower in Tower Hill Park, Minneapolis, US on June 5. (Julio Cortez / AP)

The moon rises behind the Witch’s Hat Water Tower in Tower Hill Park, Minneapolis, US on June 5. (Julio Cortez / AP)

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A fishing boat sails off the shore of Artemida, Greece while the strawberry moon fills the sky on June 5. The phenomena drives its name for signalling of the strawberry harvest season in North America rather than the hue taken on by the moon according to the Farmer’s Almanac. (Vassilis Triantafyllou / REUTERS)

A fishing boat sails off the shore of Artemida, Greece while the strawberry moon fills the sky on June 5. The phenomena drives its name for signalling of the strawberry harvest season in North America rather than the hue taken on by the moon according to the Farmer’s Almanac. (Vassilis Triantafyllou / REUTERS)

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The moon rises over the ocean on Narrawallee Beach, near Mollymook on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia on June 6. (David Gray / AFP)

The moon rises over the ocean on Narrawallee Beach, near Mollymook on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia on June 6. (David Gray / AFP)

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The full moon is seen during a penumbral lunar eclipse in Mexico City on June 5. (Rodrigo Arangua / AFP)

The full moon is seen during a penumbral lunar eclipse in Mexico City on June 5. (Rodrigo Arangua / AFP)

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