There's a full moon and a lunar eclipse happening at the same time tonight

Nov 30 2020, 11:04 am

You may want to hope for clear skies if you gaze up at the sky tonight because you might see something spectacular. This year, the Beaver Moon will be in the sky simultaneously as a solar eclipse.

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, early in the morning on November 30, there will be a full Beaver Moon. At the same time, the Earth’s natural satellite will be going through a penumbral lunar eclipse.

November’s full Moon is referred to as the Beaver Moon, although it does have other names according to Space.

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Beaver Moon/The Old Farmer’s Almanac

A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and the Moon are imperfectly aligned. When this happens, the Earth blocks some of the Sun’s light from directly reaching the Moon’s surface and covers all or part of the Moon with the outer part of its shadow, also known as the penumbra.

The eclipse begins at 2:29 am EST on November 30, the midpoint is at 4:42 am EST, and will end at 6:55 am EST.

 

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