There’s about to be a penumbral lunar eclipse. On November 30, 2020 at 09:42 Universal Time (04:42 EDT and 01:42 PDT) a full “Beaver Moon” will move into Earth’s shadow in space.
Don’t expect fireworks. Or a “Blood Moon.” Or anything particularly interesting, in fact, save for a strange-looking drop in the Moon’s brightness as 83% of our satellite moves into shadow.
So why get excited about this “Beaver Moon Eclipse?”
A lunar eclipse never comes alone; a solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.
A solar eclipse happens when the Moon’s shadow falls on the Earth, while a lunar eclipse happens when the Earth’s shadow falls on the Moon.
The “Beaver Moon Eclipse” will this year cause a solar eclipse, and it will