How to see the Beaver Moon lunar eclipse!
Do you want to see a lunar eclipse that is worth looking at? Look for it on November 18, 19. But you will have to set the alarm and get up early to see it.
You will see a lunar eclipse like no other. The ones we have had in the past haven’t change its appearance. But this one will. An Almost-Total Eclipse in 2021
This one is odd because it is set to coincide with the full Beaver Moon. It is a partial lunar eclipse, which means the Sun, the Earth and the Moon are all lined up in almost perfect alignment, so the Moon passes through the Earth’s shadow and turns dark.
The moon will be covered by 97% so it will appear to be completely covered. A little bit of sunlight sill hit a small piece of the Moon. It will look like a polar cap on a otherwise red sphere.
Now for the hard part what time? It will be after midnight in most of the U.S and Canada and the chart below will give you the time to set your alarm.
This will start around 1:10 AM central time, with the Moon high in the sky. It will take 1 ½ hours to be completely blacked out. So around 3:00 AM central time it will be at its maximum.
For the next hour and a half the Moon will get increasingly blacked out, until at very nearly 4:00 AM EST (or 1:00 AM PST), the eclipse will reach its maximum. So that’s the sweet spot, the early hours of Friday morning, November 19, with the Moon now lowish in the west and looking distinctly reddish since Earth casts a red shadow into space.
Times of Eclipse Phases
Thursday, November 18, to Friday, November 19
Penumbral Eclipse Begins: 10:02 PM Nov. 18 PST (12:20 AM Central time); 1:02 AM Nov. 19 EST ( 12:02 Central time)
Partial Eclipse Begins: 11:19 PM Nov. 18 PST ( 1:19 AM Central Time); 2:19 AM Nov. 19 EST( 12:10 AM central time)
Greatest Eclipse: 1:03 AM Nov 19 PST( 3:03 AM Central time) ; 4:03 AM Nov 19 EST (3:03 AM Central Time)
Partial Eclipse Ends: 2:47 AM Nov 19 PST (12:47 AM Central Time) ; 5:47 AM Nov 19 EST ( 4:47 AM Central time)
Penumbral Eclipse Ends: 4:04 AM Nov 19 PST ( 2:04 AM Central Time) ; 7:04 AM Nov 19 EST ( 6:04 AM Central Time)
Longest Partial Lunar Eclipse in 1,000 Years And here's a final oddity. This is the longest partial lunar eclipse within a stretch of 1,000 years. It's over 6 hours in total. The last time a partial lunar eclipse lasted that long was in the year 1440, when the Incas were building Machu Picchu. The next time will be on February 8, 2669.
The main reason this eclipse is super-long is because of the positions of the Moon and Earth. In this case, the Moon is at its furthest point from Earth in its orbit (apogee). At a further distance, the Moon travels more slowly; thus, it takes longer to pass through Earth's shadow and remains covered for a longer duration.
We can see this eclipse visible from many locations in the globe but all of North America thru South America will see it. Also Ev, Larry’s sister in Australia will see it along with people in parts of Europe and Asia.
The best time to see it would be 4 so set the alarm for that. Unfortunately, you will need to dress warm as for our forecast for those 2 nights it will be cold. Hopefully we will have a clear sky. You can go back to bed, but after being outside in this colder weather it might be a little harder to do that. Give it a try.
Taken from https://www.almanac.com/finally-fabulous-eclipse-almost-total-lunar-eclipse-november-18-19
Till next time this is Becky Litterer, Becky’s Greenhouse, Dougherty Iowa firstname.lastname@example.org 641-794-3337 cell 641-903-9365