Lunar eclipse coming Sunday night, though hard to see

Lunar eclipse

"A penumbral lunar eclipse takes place when the sun, earth, and moon align in nearly a straight line". During a penumbral lunar eclipse, the moon passes through the Earth's outer shadow, called the penumbra, and misses the darker inner shadow, known as the umbra, the weather service stated. A telescope or a pair of binoculars will bring the Moon's surface features into much sharper focus, and it will allow a better look as Earth's shadow sweeps across.

Take a break from online holiday shopping this weekend to enjoy the full moon and a penumbral lunar eclipse.

If you aren't awake that early, you can step outside on Sunday evening or just before sunrise on Monday morning to see the full moon shine.

"Lunar eclipses happen a minimum of two times to a maximum of five times a year".

Lunar eclipse time: What time can you see the penumbral eclipse of the Moon? This will be visible in the various parts of the world like Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Pacific and Atlantic.

Eclipsing will peak at 9.42am UTC (4.42am EST), after which the Moon will move out of the shadow. The moon, often called the beaver moon, rises at 4:18 p.m. on november 29 from northeast.

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Unlike a solar eclipse, you do not need special glasses to view a lunar eclipse.

NASA has revealed that sky-gazers are in for another treat after having observed the full moon this month.

Other names for November's full moon include the cold moon, frost moon, winter moon, oak moon, moon before Yule and child moon.

For November, that's the full beaver moon.

The second lunar eclipse of the year also occurs Sunday night, the first having been July 4, 2020, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Director of Space Science Education Jim Todd advised in an email last Wednesday. It is traditionally called the Beaver Moon by Native Americans and colonial Americans because it comes at the time of the year when beavers begin to take shelter for the upcoming winter and it was also the season to trap beavers for their pelts, the Farmer's Almanac explained.

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