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"Nearly Total" Lunar Eclipse on November 19

From our Director of Space Science Outreach/Planetarium Director Paul Lewis, here is the definitive information regarding the eclipse of the moon that will begin at approximately 1 AM on November 19. Maximum coverage will be at 4:02 AM.This is not a total eclipse; it's a "deep partial" eclipse.

While the department is not sponsoring an observing session for this event, that doesn't mean amateur astronomers can't watch from home. Lewis says "interested folks should not worry about watching all night but check the eclipse's progress using the chart below. Be sure to look, however, at maximum eclipse time at 4:02 AM and see if you notice any color on the moon. You might see a deep, dark orange or reddish hue."

Reference NASA's website or Time and Date for more information.

Nearly Total Lunar Eclipse November 19 2021 image via NASA/Fred Espenak/Guiseppe Donatiello/Scott Sutherland

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