Skywatchers Alert: Lunar Eclipse, Full Beaver Moon to appear in the sky Monday

Image Credit & Copyright: Robin Lee via NASA

Skywatchers will enjoy a rare treat when the partial lunar eclipse covering the Full Beaver Moon light up the sky on Monday, November 30. The eclipse is expected between 2:32 a.m. and 6:53 a.m. The peak viewing time is 4:30 a.m. EST when the moon is at its fullest. 

This is the final lunar eclipse this year. It will appear directly over North and South America, the Pacific Ocean, and neighboring regions on November 29 and 30 for 4 hours and 21 minutes. It is the last and the longest of the year. 

November’s annual full moon is known as the “Beaver Moon.” This full moon is the last one until December 21 when the marks the winter solstice. And just last month on Halloween we had a rare Hunter’s Full Moon

Beaver Moon comes in November

The name “beaver moon” comes from the native American Indian tribe the Algonquins. When they arrived in the new world colonists soon discovered that the Indians named each full moon based on weather conditions, farming, and hunting trends at that time of the year.