This year, the 4th of July will be celebrated in the Garden State with fireworks, festivities, barbecues, family get-togethers and a lunar eclipse.

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Get ready for slight darkening of the moon with a 4th of July lunar eclipse according to 6 ABC.com. You'll be able to see the eclipse over the skies of South Jersey on July 4th and 5th.

A lunar eclipse happens when the sun's light is blocked by the Earth's shadow according to the website Space.com. The 4th of July lunar eclipse is being called a Penunbral eclipse. This eclipse can be seen in most of North America, South America, western Europe and Africa.

The next total lunar eclipse, where the Earth's shadow will completely cover the moon, will take place over the skies of South jersey on May 6th, 2021.

For now, astronomy lovers can gaze at the sky and enjoy a lunar eclipse after watching  fireworks for the 4th of July.

sources: 6abc.com space.com

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