past the Forecast – Our next Lunar Eclipse

chuffed Monday and welcome to an additional version of past The Forecast!

The Orionid meteor shower was easy to spot last week, and we now have an extra cosmic experience soon after that one. a complete Lunar Eclipse could be seen on the nighttime of Nov. 7.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth lines up directly between the solar and the moon. The moon hides within the shadow of the planet and takes on a reddish hue.

a complete lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon isn't only in the Earth's shadow however also directly blocked from the sun.

A solar eclipse differs via placing the moon between the sun and Earth. From our standpoint, the moon seems like it covers up the solar at some point of the eclipse, forming a "black sun."

This eclipse is the least difficult to spot in the North Pacific, however we are able to nevertheless see the overall phase of the eclipse. we will watch the moon enter the Earth's shadow and move at once behind the planet earlier than the moon strikes under the horizon.

The area without delay behind the Earth is its Umbra whereas the Penumbra is the shadow the Earth casts because the solar shines on it.

The penumbra of the Earth is the shadow forged via a planet or moon (during this case the Earth's shadow on the moon). The penumbral eclipse begins when the moon enters the Earth's shadow without being totally coated by means of it. Some Lunar Eclipses on no account wholly circulation in the back of the Earth and dwell within the penumbral phase.

Some Lunar Eclipses most effective enter the Earth's shadow without relocating at once at the back of the planet when considered from the solar.

A partial eclipse happens when the moon isn't handiest in the Earth's shadow but also partly directly in the back of the planet. The area where mild is at once blocked is the Earth's umbra. The partial eclipse begins at 4:09 a.m. followed through the complete eclipse.

via 4:forty one A.M. half of the moon is partly eclipsed.

the full eclipse begins at 5:sixteen a.m. on the morning of Nov. eight, with the maximum shadow cast simply earlier than 6 a.m. The moon sinks under the horizon as it slides out of the Earth's shadow, however there is a variety of time to observe the eclipse earlier than 7 a.m.

The optimal eclipse occurs when the Moon is most at once blocked from the sun by way of the Earth. by the time half of the Moon comes out of the Earth's shadow the Moon is beneath the horizon in Virginia.

This Lunar Eclipse flows a partial photo voltaic Eclipse on Tuesday. We won't be able to see the upcoming solar Eclipse; our next tremendously seen solar Eclipse within the US is in April of 2024.

The last week of October has some amazing mornings for planet-gazing. you can download our weather app to see which nights are the clearest and get Meteorologist Chris Michaels' newest updates on-line.

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