The lunar eclipse of July 4 will be visible in most of the United States


The moon will appear darkened on the evening of July 4 as it passes through the Earth’s shadow.

The crescent lunar eclipse, on which the face of the Moon will take on a darker silver color, will occur starting at 11:07 a.m. EDT, reports The maximum eclipse will occur nearly 30 minutes after midnight at 12:29 a.m. in EDT on Sunday. Eclipse times will occur earlier in areas west of the Atlantic. On the west coast, the eclipse will probably not be visible until the moon rises, which is 9:45 p.m. PDT.

The whole event will last almost three hours.

The eclipse will not be visible in the northernmost parts of Canada and throughout Alaska.