Strawberry Moon, June 2020 Lunar Eclipse In Malaysia

Strawberry Moon Lunar Eclipse

Ready for another beautiful full moon in June 2020? Also called the Strawberry Moon, the penumbral lunar eclipse event will be happening on June 5. It’s time to get your telephoto lens or telescope ready for this.

The last supermoon (Flower Moon) happened was in May 2020 and I successfully captured those supermoon photos for the first time. Moon observation is quite interesting and new to me. I guess amateur and experienced photographers in Malaysia who love astrophotography is also waiting for this moment.

I started taking the strawberry moon at around 8.45 pm Malaysian time. It was kind of difficult to capture due to cloudy weather.

Strawberry Moon June 2020
Strawberry Moon - Lunar Eclipse June 2020
Strawberry Moon - Penumbral Lunar Eclipse June 2020
Strawberry Moon Lunar Eclipse
I hope my camera gears, a Fujifilm X-T100 & 50-230mm lens is good enough for this one, all I need is the correct settings to photograph the moon. As I know, there is also solar eclipse going to happen this month, on June 21, 2020.

A penumbral lunar eclipse happens when the edge of the earth’s shadow, falls on the moon as shown in the picture below.

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Image via TimeAndDate

What gear do you need for moongazing?

If you have a DSLR or mirrorless camera with a telephoto lens with a minimum 200mm focal length, it is already good enough for moongazing or capture photos of the moon. Well, I did struggle a bit with my telephoto lens though, probably a lens with 300mm to 600mm is the best, in my opinion. Other than the camera, you can also use the moongazing telescope for the lunar event.

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