There will be more going on in the sky than just fireworks this Fourth of July.
Look up to get a look at a lunar eclipse that will darken the moon on July 4 and 5.
The moon passes through the Earth’s shadow during a lunar eclipse.
It is going to enter the fainter penumbra region of the shadow on July 4.
The eclipse will be visible for people in much of the Americas.
Although, some people in the northwestern area of the US and Canada will only be able to see the eclipse when the moon is rising.
People in Africa and parts of Western Europe will be able to see the eclipse when the moon is setting.
The eclipse will not be visible in the northernmost parts of North America, in Asia, Eastern Europe or northeastern Africa.