Get ready…because the last lunar eclipse of the year is about to happen soon and here’s everything you need to know about it.
First off, expert stargazers say that there will not be another total lunar eclipse until the year 2024, so make sure you’re prepared for this one.
It’s expected to shine bright in the night sky on November 19, 2021, as the Earth moves between the Sun and Moon.
The earth, Moon, and Sun won’t form a completely straight line in space, however, they will be alined enough to at least throw a shadow on the moon.
According to EarthSky, “most locations will see up to 97 percent of the moon slip into Earth’s shadow.”
It’s definitely an event that will be visible to all who stay up to watch it. The main peak of the eclipse is expected to happen at exactly 4:02am EST and will last about 6 hours.
Because it’s just the moon, experts say you will not need any binoculars to view it, nor will you need to wear any eye protection while watching. All you will need to do is find a clear sky, preferably without the glare of big city lights and you should be fine.
It will be viewable throughout almost all of North America, along with South America, Australia, and parts of Europe and Asia. So it should be fairly easy to see in the states. Just remember that this is the last total lunar eclipse you will be able to view for a few years so make sure you don’t miss it!
If you’re not able to view it from where you’re at, you’ll be able to watch it live via the YouTube video below.