A partial lunar eclipse will be visible Friday into Saturday night for those living from eastern Canada and the upper Northeast to Africa and most of Europe.
The mid-Atlantic region will have one of the best views of the eclipse, which will peak here in Maryland at 7:50 p.m. EDT.
The weather will be favorable, as conditions will be mostly clear for the small portion of the northeastern U.S. into which the eclipse will extend.
October’s full moon, usually referred to as the Hunter’s Moon, will diminish just a bit as part of its southern limb slowly fades. This is caused by the Earth’s outer shadow falling on the outer edge of the lunar disk.
Because this lunar eclipse will feature only a partial shadow, the difference may not be as noticeable as a more dramatic eclipse, but observers should still see enough to be satisfied.
Can’t get outside? Web surfers can watch the eclipse via the live streaming video feed below (also viewable at SLOOH):
- Watch Partial Lunar Eclipse Live Tonight (news.nationalgeographic.com)
- Nigerians await partial lunar eclipse today (whotlse.wordpress.com)
- Look for a faint lunar eclipse tonight (al.com)
- What time is the lunar eclipse? Plus all you need to know about the natural wonder (mirror.co.uk)