As a bit of "foreshadowing" for the December 14 Total Solar Eclipse across Chile and Argentina, this Full Moon will be passing through a portion of Earth's shadow. During a penumbral lunar eclipse, the moon passes through the Earth's outer shadow, called the penumbra, and misses the darker inner shadow, known as the umbra, the weather service stated. Close to Christmas, an uncommon combination among Jupiter and Saturn will shape a "double planet" in the sky and now around evening time, November 29th, a Frost Moon eclipse will delight those glancing in the late hours.
There are three kinds of eclipses: total, partial and penumbral.
NASA has revealed that sky-gazers are in for another treat after having observed the full moon this month.
The "penumbral lunar eclipse" will begin at 12:59:09 PM and continue till 05:25:09 PM on Monday, Rajendraprakash Gupt, superintendent of the observatory, said on Sunday.
This eclipse should be a bit more noticeable than the one in July, as more of the moon will be passing through the Earth's shadow.
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During a total lunar eclipse, the change is more dramatic because the entire moon appears to be a deep red color.
Lunar eclipse time: What time can you see the penumbral eclipse of the Moon?
A penumbral lunar eclipse will occur on Monday night, Monday morning, November 29 to 30 According to NASA, Gradually darkening the face of the moon for more than four hours. However, people residing in many other parts of the world including many European, North American, South American and other Asian countries will be able to witness the event.
Unfortunately for hopeful stargazers in the United Kingdom, eclipsing will begin around the same time the Moon will dip below the horizon. The maximum eclipse, when the Moon will be as deep into the shadow as it can get for this event, will be at 4:43 a.m. EST. Check your local forecast on Sunday night to ensure you'll have an unobscured view.
About 85 percent of the moon will turn a shade darker during the peak or middle phase of the eclipse.
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