Comet, Snow Moon, And Eclipse Collide On Friday Night

The night sky on Friday will feature a full moon with a shadow of the Earth cast over it in a penumbral eclipse.

The penumbral lunar eclipse, which means it will be nearly completely covered in shade as the Earth comes between the sun and the moon. This event is called a lunar eclipse. During a full eclipse, the moon is fully in the earth's shadow which can make it appear blood red. The comet is passing relatively close to the earth, within 30 lunar distances, or 30 times the distance from the earth to the moon away. Earthsky reports a pair of binoculars, or a small telescope, could bring it into view, though you might not see more than a smudgy green blob.

And of course, in between the eclipse and the comet, look up and enjoy the full moon.

Slooh, a network of observatories, will webcast the snow moon eclipse and comet beginning Friday evening, featuring expert commentary as the moon reaches mid-eclipse.

If that wasn't enough, the Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdus√°kov√° will be visible tonight as well.

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The penumbral lunar eclipse is expected to happen around 7:43 p.m. Friday evening. The comet will make its closest approach to Earth since 2011 as it will be about 11 million miles from Earth Saturday morning.

The full moon, not surprisingly, will be the easiest thing to spot. A blue green head and fan shaped tail should be visible to you if the night sky is relatively pollution free.

Will you see the comet?

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It is thought that the lunar eclipse will peak at 12.43am before drawing to an end at about 2.53am in the early hours of Saturday. Since moon rise does not occur until 6:03 p.m.in Cincinnati, it will initially not be visible.

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