Stargazers are over the moon excited as this month’s full moon will line up with a partial lunar eclipse early Friday morning.
Why the cause for celebration? This particular event will be the longest partial lunar eclipse of the century. The moon will slip into Earth’s shadow for 3 hours and 28 minutes — the longest in 100 years, according to NASA.
A partial lunar eclipse happens when the Earth moves between the sun and the full moon, but they are not perfectly aligned. The only part of the moon’s visible surface moves into the dark part of the Earth’s shadow.
November’s full moon, called the Beaver Moon, will reach its peak early Friday morning, Nov. 19.
For those visiting Sanibel, you’ll be able to enjoy the “max” view of the partial lunar eclipse from 4:02 a.m. to 5:47 a.m. early Friday morning. At about 4:18 a.m., the moon will start to get a reddish glow.
Worth getting up early for!