The beaver moon lunar eclipse is Friday morning. Here’s how to see it

This Friday morning, you may catch the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years.

That’s not a typo. The beaver moon eclipse will final 3 hours, 28 minutes and 24 seconds, in accordance to space.com.

The climax might be round 4 a.m., although the near-total eclipse begins round 2 a.m. ET/11 p.m. PT, NASA explains on its web site.

Count on 97% of the moon to be coated by Earth’s shadow. It could look darkish purple.

It’s known as the beaver moon as a result of that’s when beavers are busy preparing for winter, in accordance to Farmers’ Almanac. One more reason is as a result of this was the time individuals set traps to catch beavers for his or her lush, winter-grown fur. Due to the setting chill, it’s also referred to as the frost moon.

The eclipse might be seen to individuals within the Americas, plus areas of Asia, Europe and western Africa, area.com explains.