Lunar eclipse set for next week
A rare celestial treat is coming up for the Tri-state area - weather permitting, of course!
The full "beaver" moon will be part of a penumbral eclipse, one of three types of the lunar phenomenon.
All 50 states will be able to witness this penumbral lunar eclipse
The penumbral lunar eclipse is different from a total or partial lunar eclipse. Rather than the inner part of Earth's shadow (the Umbra) falling on the moon's face, only the outer shadow, or Penumbra, is visible instead.
Image courtesy of Fred Espenak, astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Center and creator of MrEclipse.com
This makes for a much more subtle eclipse. At mid-eclipse, most will notice a dark shading on the moon’s face, though some may look and notice nothing at all.