4th Lunar Eclipse is about fall

Brenda Watkins
November 29, 2020

Ms Byrd said: "In a penumbral lunar eclipse, only the more diffuse outer shadow of Earth - the penumbra - falls on the Moon's face".

Penumbral lunar eclipses are distinct from total or partial eclipses.

While the Moon will briefly be at its fullest on Monday, it will appear full for three days - from Saturday night until Tuesday morning.

The beaver moon - nicknamed such because this is the time of year when beavers build their winter dams in preparation for the cold winter - will reach its fullest phase Monday morning, november 30, at 4:30 a.m.

Around 20 minutes before the deepest phase of the "Beaver Moon" eclipse, faint penumbral shading will be visible along the upper edge of the moon.

"Lunar eclipses occur when Earth's shadow blocks the sun's light, which otherwise reflects off the moon", Space.com reported. The last lunar eclipse of this year will affect the Taurus sign and Rohini nakshatra, said astrologers adding that it could also have an effect on nearly all the zodiac signs. Compared to the previous penumbral lunar eclipses, this one will be of longer duration. While it's not as dramatic as a full lunar eclipse, experts say it could be visible to sky watchers here in New Jersey and in other areas of North America.

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During the period between June 5 and July 5, one got to witness two lunar eclipses and one solar eclipse on June 21. It will also be the last full moon of the year, also known as the "Beaver" Moon in some parts of the world, which will light up the sky in the wee hours on Monday. It is said that on 30 November there will be the last lunar eclipse. As the Moon will be below the horizon some time therefore, only part of the eclipse will be visible in India. Though many people in India believe that Sutak period should only be followed during a real Lunar Eclipse, a Grahan which can be seen with open eyes.

Where will the lunar eclipse be visible?

When will the next lunar eclipse take place?

There are three kinds of eclipses: total, partial and penumbral. A partial solar eclipse can be seen in parts of South America, southwest Africa and Antarctica.

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