Skywatchers will have an opportunity to watch something that’s not expected to happen again for 1,000 years.
With its peak on Nov. 19, those in North America can expect to see the partial lunar eclipse to begin at about 1:19 a.m. and end at about 4:47 a.m.
As the longest partial lunar eclipse within the past 1,000 years, about 97 percent of the moon will slip into Earth’s shadow, which could give the moon a reddish color. November’s partial lunar eclipse is expected to last as long as 3 hours and 28 minutes and will be viewable for those in North America, Alaska, eastern Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
“Partial lunar eclipses might not be quite as spectacular as total lunar eclipses – where the Moon is completely covered in Earth’s shadow – but they occur more frequently,” NASA stated. “And that just means more opportunities to witness little changes in our solar system that sometimes occur right before our eyes.”