The lunar eclipse will make the moon disappear on Monday, January 30
The full beaver moon will be partially obscured by Earth’s shadow for several hours on Monday, November 30, in a lunar eclipse that will be visible for several hours across North America, including all of Pennsylvania.
A penumbral lunar eclipse will occur as the Sun, Earth, and Moon align and Earth’s shadow will cast onto the Moon.
Almost the same alignment produces the full moon every month, but only occasionally is it so perfect that the moon moves in the shadow of the earth.
As it happens from 2:32 a.m. to 6:53 a.m. on Monday, about 83% of the bright white full moon will eventually fade into a muted pale gray orb.
It will be the fourth, last and most complete of the lunar eclipses of 2020.
Earlier in the night, around 4:57 p.m. on Sunday, November 29, the full moon will rise dramatically over the eastern horizon.
The name Full Beaver Moon comes from Native American tribes, who followed the seasons that passed with the lunar cycle. The full beaver moon referred to the time of year when beaver pelts were at their best and aquatic rodents began to stick near their lodges, where they had stored food over the winter.
Other Native American peoples knew the November Full Moon as the Frost Full Moon due to its coincidence with regular occurrences of frost in the landscape.
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