Lunar Eclipse: Full Beaver Moon To Appear Monday Morning

Lunar Eclipse: Full Beaver Moon To Appear Monday Morning

According to NASA, the full Beaver Moon will peak at about 09:30 GMT but will appear full for many days.

“It explained: “Around this time, the moon will be full for about three days, from Saturday night to Tuesday morning.

The Moon will be near enough to the Sun that it will pass into the partial shadow of the Earth at 4:44 AM the start of the eclipse, with 83% of the Moon in the partial shadow.

“Without instrumentation, the dimming of the Moon during this eclipse will probably not be noticeable, but for spacecraft on the Moon, such as the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), the solar power reduction will be noticeable.”

Several names are recognised for this unique full moon, including the Beaver Moon, the Ice Moon and the Oak Moon.

“NASA said: “The Algonquin tribes of what is now the northern and eastern United States called this Moon the Cold Moon by season, as the last full moon of autumn, because of the long, cold nights.

The Freeze Moon or the Winter Moon were other names, because of the frosts as winter approaches. Going by month, this will be the Beaver Moon and the Cold Moon would be the full Moon after next.

The good thing is, if you skip the full moon this morning, there’s another full moon in 2020.
On December 29, The Full Cold Moon will take to the sky.

—Times Read

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