Both events will be visible early Monday morning.

Lunar eclipses can only occur during a full moon, but a penumbral lunar eclipse is different from a total lunar eclipse.

A penumbral eclipse occurs when the moon moves into the earth’s penumbra or outer shadows. This makes the moon look darker than normal.

During a total lunar eclipse, the change is more dramatic as the entire moon appears to be a deep red color.

This will be the last penumbral eclipse of the year and will be visible to people in North and South America, Australia and parts of Asia. Check the time and date to see when it will occur in your area. About 85% of the moon becomes darker during the peak or middle phase of the solar eclipse. While this type of shading effect from the moon is visible, your best chance of seeing it might be through a telescope, according to NASA.

But don’t worry about when the moon will enter and leave penumbra, which is not visible even through telescopes.

On November 30th, the moon will enter penumbra at 2:29 a.m. CET and leave penumbra at 6:56 a.m. CET. The peak of the solar eclipse, when the moon is darkest, is 4:42 a.m.

Unlike a solar eclipse, you don’t need special glasses to view a lunar eclipse.

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The moon will be at its fullest on November 30th at 4:30 am CET. Each month has its own name associated with the full moon.

For November this is the full beaver moon. It is also known as the full frost moon due to the cold temperatures in November.

Indians called it the beaver moon because they associated it with when beavers had finished building their lodges out of twigs and mud in preparation for winter.

Whether you emerge from your winter home or just see it out the window, keep an eye on the sky early Monday morning for the last lunar eclipse of the year.


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