The last Lunar Eclipse for 2021

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A full moon penumbral lunar eclipse.

You can watch it live here.

Full Moon Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

In fact a partial lunar eclipse

It will be best to view it as it rises over the horizon, to the East-North-East.

The Moon Eclipse should be visible in east Asia, the South Pacific, including most of Australia (not WA) and all of the Americas.

In North America, the partial lunar eclipse should be visible in the early morning, before sunrise, and the Moon will likely have a reddish color.

Here in Queensland Australia, we are expecting to get a good view of the full moon eclipse tonight.  The moon rises over Brisbane at 6:15pm, which is just before the sun sets in the west.  By 7pm the Moon will be almost entirely eclipsed.  But we will still see a small sliver of light on the right-hand side.

Lunar EclipseABC graphic

Look to the east as the Moon rises.  The Moon will be in the constellation of Taurus, the bull.  When the moon darkens as it is eclipsed by the Earth, the constellations around it will appear brighter.  You may even make out the Seven Sisters, the constellation of Pleiades.  The stars will emerge from the darkness just below the almost total lunar eclipse. 

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This partial lunar eclipse will last for about 3 ½ hours, the longest lunar eclipse duration since the 1400’s. 

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