Look up! The Harvest Moon and a lunar eclipse will happen at the same time on Sept. 16. If you’re nowhere near a telescope or in a sunny part of the world, HollywoodLife.com has a way to see it. Click to watch!
It’s a day that space enthusiasts have been eagerly anticipating. On Sept. 16, the month’s full moon, also known as a Harvest Moon because it takes place nearest to the autumnal equinox, will also feature an eclipse! It kicks off at 12:45 PM EDT, and the next lunar eclipse won’t be until 2018. Be sure you see this while you can!
For those fans in Europe, all they have to do is go outside and look up. Yet, for those in North America (when the sun’s still shining) they’ll have to tune into the official live feed made available at Slooh.com. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE HARVEST MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE LIVE STREAM.
The best place to see this eclipse is in Australia, Africa, the Western Pacific basin and Asia, according to Nature World News. It should end around 4:54 PM ET, with the deepest part of the eclipse happening at 2:54 PM EDT. This eclipse will have a magnitude of 0.9080, which means it lasts a minute short of four hours.
Though, unlike a Super Moon or a blood moon eclipse, this event won’t be as flashy or visually stunning. A penumbral lunar eclipse happens when the moon moves through the faint, outer shadow of the earth, per Space.com. This causes the moon to just darken slightly, and these changes might not be seen by the naked eye.
Still, it’s pretty neat that this is happening on a Harvest Moon. The yearly tradition symbolizes the changing seasons, and in the evening, the Sun, earth and moon will align to create what looks like a straight line. This is an epic photograph moment, so make sure to have the low-light filter on when taking Harvest Moon selfies. #PenumbralEclipse, y’all!
It’ll be a while before this event happens again. The next harvest moon eclipse is scheduled for 2024, while the next lunar event in the Eastern Hemisphere will take place in Jan. 31, 2018. That will result a total eclipse of the moon. Nice.
Are you excited for the Harvest Moon eclipse, HollywoodLifers?