How, when, and where to see the fourth and final double lunar eclipse of 2020 and the beautiful full moon.
If you’ve ever seen any kind of solar eclipse, you’ve stood in the shadow of the moon. But have you ever seen the shadow of the earth on the moon?
That is exactly what will be possible in the early hours of Monday, November 30, 2020, when the full icy Moon – also known as the Beaver Moon – sinks into the shadow of the Earth in space.
Here’s everything you need to know about the partly visible lunar eclipse from the whole of North America.
What is a corner lunar eclipse?
The Earth always creates a black shadow in space, but only when the sun, Earth, and Moon align – what astronomers call syzygy – can cause a total lunar eclipse. Another definition of the line is the full moon, which is the only time the sun faces the moon and illuminates 100% of its surface when viewed from Earth.
Of course, a full moon occurs every month, but sometimes the syzygy phenomenon is so perfect that the moon moves into the shadow of the Earth. In this case, it is the outer shadow of the Earth, its shade, to which the moon will pass. The image effect will be the gradual darkness of exactly 83% of the full moon, which will change from bright white este in the night sky to a translucent gray object in a few hours. It’s a strange spectacle and a great time to photograph our natural satellites.
How rare is a one-party lunar eclipse?
There have been three horizontal lunar eclipses in 2020, with the Frosty Moon Eclipse being the fourth and final. However, the intensity of each event varies greatly depending on how well the Moon sinks into the Earth’s shadow. In the last visible time from North America – the Thunder Eclipse on July 4 – only 35% of the moon was covered by Earth. And this event is almost impossible to feel with the naked eye.
During the icy Lunar Eclipse, exactly 83% will be covered at the top of the event when the moon is closest to the center of the Earth’s shadow. Therefore, it should be much more noticeable.
When and where to watch the icy Lunar Eclipse
If you want to see the peak of a half-peak lunar eclipse, you need to be in position at 9:42 International Time (UT), i.e. 4:42 a.m. EDT and 1:42 a.m. PDT on Monday, November 30. That’s when the full moon is obscured as well as obscured. However, the moon will begin to drift into the outer shadow of the Earth at 7:32 UT before escaping at 11:53 UT.
If you are at EDT, that is, from 2:32 a.m. to 6:53 a.m. on Monday, November 30. If you’re at PDT, it’s 11:32 p.m. on Sunday, November 29 to 3:53 a.m. PDT on Monday, November 30.
However, just as attracting the gaze of the full icy Moon appears on the horizon at sunrise on Sunday, November 29. The exact time of the moon in the place where you live depends on your location.
What happens after the Icy Moon Lunar Eclipse?
Something great. The exact line of the celestial body that puts the moon in perfect position when the moon is full to cause a lunar eclipse also means that it will be in place two weeks after the New Moon to cause a total solar eclipse. One of nature’s greatest events to experience, only those under the narrow “whole road” through southern Chile and Argentina experience a total of two minutes and nine seconds.
It will be an event similar to the 2017 eclipse in the United States minus the bunch of eclipse watchers, most of them won’t see it because of COVID-19 travel restrictions.
When is the next blood moon?
The next total lunar eclipse – commonly known as a blood moon – will occur next year when, on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, the entire full moon will drift in Earth’s most central shadow in space. That would cause it to turn red because the only sunlight that can reach the lunar surface is first filtered by the Earth’s atmosphere, the atmosphere allowing only red light to penetrate (science is like a sunset).
It will also be a supermom, but is the Blood Moon an interesting event? Yes, but it will also be short, with the moon turning red in just about 15 minutes. It will also only be viewable from the western United States as well as from western South America, Southeast Asia, and Australia.
The next full blood moon lunar eclipse for people in the eastern United States will take place on Sunday, May 15, 2022.