There have been so many different types of lunar eclipses these past couple of years, but they are not all total eclipses. But November 18 and 19th there will be a nearly total lunar eclipse that you do not want to miss seeing!
Beaver Moon Total Lunar Eclipse
This lunar eclipse happening is coinciding with the full beaver moon. Technically, this is a partial eclipse as the sun, moon, and earth are lined up that when the moon passes the earth’s shadow, it turns dark. This eclipse should have a 97% shadow, which is pretty amazing!
For a moon to have 97% coverage, is something you do not want to miss out on seeing. Almost everything will be a red glowing sphere. But there will also be a brightly lit polar cap that is just stunning.
What Time is the Lunar Eclipse?
This lunar eclipse will happen right after midnight, so it will technically be November 19th. If you want to see it, be sure to set your alarms!
You will first begin to see it at 2:19 AM Eastern time, or 11:19 pm Pacific time.
For the next hour and a half, the Moon will gradually blackout. Around 4:00 am EST or 1:00 am PST, the eclipse will be at its maximum. This is when you really want to see it!
Time of Eclipse Phases
In case you want to watch a particular phase during this eclipse, here is a breakdown of what is happening at each time:
Thursday, November 19 to Friday, November 20
- Penumbral Eclipse Begins: 10:02 PM Nov. 18 PST; 1:02 AM Nov. 19 EST
- Partial Eclipse Begins: 11:19 PM Nov. 18 PST; 2:19 AM Nov. 19 EST
- Greatest Eclipse: 1:03 AM Nov 19 PST; 4:03 AM Nov 19 EST
- Partial Eclipse Ends: 2:47 AM Nov 19 PST; 5:47 AM Nov 19 EST
- Penumbral Eclipse Ends: 4:04 AM Nov 19 PST; 7:04 AM Nov 19 EST
This is the longest partial lunar eclipse since the 1440s! This is an incredible opportunity you do not want to miss! It will stretch over six hours in total. So, be sure to set your alarm so you can see this beautiful moon!
Where Can I See This Eclipse?
All of North America will be able to see the lunar eclipse! You can also see it clearly from South America. Some parts of Australia, Europe, and Asia will be able to see as well.
Who is going to watch this lunar eclipse? I know I will be!