Where Can You See the Beaver Moon Tonight?
Tonight, in the early morning (or late night, depending on your time zone), there will be a partial lunar eclipse.
This one will be visible across the entirety of North America.
Here’s everything you need to know about seeing the partial lunar eclipse beaver moon, including a path map and visibility in the United States.
The Path and Map of Tonight’s Partial Lunar Eclipse
Depending on your time zone, the partial lunar eclipse will occur late tonight (Thursday, November 18) or early Friday morning (Friday, November 19).
According to The Washington Post, Native Americans named the November full moon “beaver moon” because it represented the time of year when beavers were most active in preparation for winter.
In November, the full moon is also known as the snow moon, frost moon, or frosty moon.
While there will be no totality tonight, the moon will approach totality as close as it can without being completely obscured by the Earth’s shadow.
At 4:03 a.m., the eclipse reaches its pinnacle.
3:03 a.m. in Eastern
2:00 a.m., Central
1:03 a.m., Mountain
The Pacific Ocean.
The path of the lunar eclipse can be seen on a map provided by NASA.
Below is a map of the area.
“A world map showing where the eclipse is visible at the time of greatest eclipse,” NASA wrote about the map.
The earlier parts of the eclipse can be seen farther east, while the later parts can be seen further west.”
The following is what NASA had to say about the map above:
The Moon passes into the shadow of the Earth on November 19 (late evening of the 18th in some time zones), resulting in a partial lunar eclipse that is nearly total.
At 9:03 a.m., the maximum eclipse occurred.
99.1% of the Moon’s disk will be within the Earth’s umbra by Universal Time.
All of North America, as well as large portions of South America, Polynesia, eastern Australia, and northeastern Asia, can see this portion of the eclipse.
Another map from Time and Date can be found here.
You can use that map to see when the partial eclipse will be visible in your area.
The progression of the eclipse is depicted in the next graph.
“The Moon’s appearance isn’t affected much by the penumbra,” NASA wrote about the above graphic.
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