As we approach the end of 2020, the night sky remains on a show. Halloween stargazers were treated to a rare full moon that was the shortest moon of the year. Earlier this month, the planets were aligned so that almost every planet in the Solar System could be exhibited. Near Christmas, a rare coincidence between Jupiter and Saturn will form a “double planet” in the sky and tonight, on November 29, a Frost Moon eclipse will please those who are watching in the late hours.
according to this Prevention (Via Yahoo!) The full moon happening overnight between November 29 and November 30 – Frost Moon – is also a faint eclipse, one that can be so faint that according to EarthSky, some people will be looking directly at it and not realizing it That this is happening.
Frost Moon – also known as Oak Moon or Beaver Moon – is the full moon that precedes the winter solstice. It is also the first lunar eclipse, but if you want to see it, you will need to stay very long depending on where you are. A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the moon moves into the Earth’s outer shadow, or penumbra, which does something that makes the moon look darker than normal. The penumbral eclipse, which occurs on a Monday to Sunday, is the last of the year and is visible in North and South America, Australia, as well as parts of Asia.
In the eastern time zone, the peak of the eclipse will occur on November 30 at 4:43 am. In the central time zone, it would be 3:43 am. In the mountain time zone, that time is 2:43 pm, in the Pacific it is 1:43 pm, and in the Alaska time zone, it is 12:43 pm For people in the air time zone, it is 11:43 pm Noon on november. At this time, about 83 percent of the Moon will be in the partial shadow of the Earth, although as previously mentioned, this will be a very minor difference and it is possible that it is difficult to detect with the naked eye, although it is to some extent through binocular Should appear until> It is also worth noting that during this event the Moon will remain at its full time and reach the proper “full moon” position at 4:30 pm ET.
Will you check out Frost Moon Eclipse? What are you most excited about this winter season – the eclipse or the upcoming “double planet” coincidence? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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