This week's full moon marked the middle of the monthly lunar cycle when the sun completely illuminated the moon's globe. The 29.5-day lunar cycle lasts from one new moon to the next. During a new moon phase, the earth-facing side of the moon does not reflect sunlight back to earth and seems to disappear. However, the next new moon will appear on the evening of July 2, when it crosses with the sun.
On July 2nd, the Moon positions itself directly between Earth and Sun.
When Seen from Earth, the moon and the glowing face of the sun seem to be about the same size.
For this reason, the moon and sun intersect every 18 months during a total solar eclipse.  The total solar eclipse begins with the moon becoming visible above the solar disk.
The total solar eclipse begins when the entire solar disk is covered by the moon.
Watchers on the way to the Moon Umbra You can see Baily's pearls and the diamond ring effect just before the totality.
Totality and maximum solar eclipse when the moon completely covers the solar disk and only the solar corona is visible.
At this time, the sky is getting dark, temperatures can drop and animals often become silent. [1
The total solar eclipse ends when the moon moves away and the sun reappears.
The astronomers are now preparing the experiments they want to perform next, a monthly eclipse.
As with earlier eclipses, these experiments focus on observing the sun and the effects of eclipses on the earth.
Eclipses are useful tools for solar physicists, since the sun's photogenerating photosphere far surpasses the sun's corona.
The imaging of the corona requires either specially designed experiments with photosphere-blocking coronary charts, or the moon moves directly in front of the sun.
There is still much left over the corona of the sun, which scientists do not yet understand.  Although we know that the Sun is undergoing 11-year activity cycles, we are missing out on a good way to predict outbreaks of solar activity like solar flares.
These cosmic particle explosions may roast important infrastructures such as power grids and GPS satellites.
The Midsummer Strawberry Moon will be arriving in London tonight at 9.30pm.
The best time to watch the full moon is the rising or setting.
When it appears at sunset on the southeastern horizon, it's a soft orange, which eventually turns brighter yellow and brightens as it rises above the horizon.