Southern California Partial Lunar Eclipse Friday November 19 2021.
During a lunar eclipse, Earth gets in the way of the Sun’s light hitting the Moon.
That means that during the night, a full moon fades away as Earth’s shadow covers it up.
The Moon can also look reddish because Earth’s atmosphere absorbs the other colors while it bends some sunlight toward the Moon. Sunlight bending through the atmosphere and absorbing other colors is also why sunsets are orange and red.
During a total lunar eclipse, the Moon is shining from all the sunrises and sunsets occurring on Earth!
The full Moon will be Friday morning November 19 2021 .
The Moon will be close enough to opposite the Sun that it will pass through the shadow of the Earth, causing a lunar eclipse.
The Moon will appear full for three days around this time from Wednesday night On November 17 2021 through Saturday morning on November 20 2021.
Southern California Partial Lunar Eclipse Schedule
Begins: Thursday November 18 2021 at 10:02pm
Maximum Friday November 19 2021 at 1:02am 0.974 Magnitude
Ends: Friday November 19 2021 at 4:03am
Duration: 6 hours, 2 minutes
Courtesy of Time and Date