Full Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse - Beaver Moon

There will be a full moon and a total lunar eclipse this Tuesday morning. 

You might just catch a glimpse of the full moon turning crimson if you are awake early enough and have a clear view of your western sky.  

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This full moon, known as the Beaver Moon, will also mark the year's final lunar eclipse. The next total lunar eclipse won't occur until March 14, 2025. 

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Since the moon will already be on its way to set in the west by the time the eclipse begins, the timing isn't ideal for those of us on the East Coast.  

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The umbra, or the visible portion of the eclipse, begins at 4:09 am. By 5:16 am, the moon will be completely hidden and take on a crimson tinge. 

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Since the moon will only be 13 degrees above the horizon at this time, it might be more difficult to observe if structures or trees obscure your view.  

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The moon will have set by the time it emerges from the Earth's shadow. Remember that the sun will rise at 6:35 in the morning. 

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One thing to keep in mind is that the moon also has a tendency to appear bigger when it is close to the horizon.  

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It might be a lovely sight in the early morning twilight if you have a clear, unobstructed view to the west. 

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Regardless, it is still a full moon, and if the weather cooperates, late Monday night will see it rise high in the sky.

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