The upcoming weekend will bring us another treat after this month's magnificent sky shows. A partial lunar eclipse will be one of the Moon's most impressive displays on October 28. The full Hunter's Moon will rise this weekend October 28 and will be overshadowed by Earth for some sky viewers. The finest views of the lunar eclipse will be had by viewers in Europe, Africa, and Asia, but there will be much to see from all across the world when Jupiter shines brightly beside the moon as it rises.
According to Farmer's Almanac, the full moon in October has been referred to as the Hunter's Moon in the Northern Hemisphere since the 18th century because it is an important period for hunting. On Saturday, October 28, at 3:35 p.m. EST, the moon will reach its official full phase. When our cosmic companion emerges on the eastern horizon later that evening, at the moonrise where you are, will be the greatest moment to view.
The brilliant conclusion of the October lunar cycle, known as a "Hunter's Moon" in the Northern Hemisphere, is said to have formerly offered the ideal evening light for tracking summer-fattened game before winter.
This month, the moon will pass under Earth's shadow, dimming that well-known brightness. The eclipse that results will be visible throughout much of the Eastern Hemisphere. Antarctica, Oceania, Asia, Africa, and Europe are all included in this. A portion of North and South America will also be able to view it.
Watch The Full Moon Slip!
While the full moon is high in the sky, observers in Europe, Africa, and Asia will be able to witness it move in and out of Earth's outer shadow, or penumbra.
A portion of the moon will lie within Earth's umbra, or deeper inner shadow, during the event's peak, which typically results in a crimson "Blood Moon." This time, only 6% of the moon will be darkened, therefore the impact will be quite little. Using this interactive map on Timeanddate.com, you can determine exactly what you'll see and when.
Just two weeks will pass before this lunar eclipse and the "ring of fire" solar eclipse that was visible over North America on October 14. This is not an accident. The moon's orbit has a 5 degree tilt about the ecliptic, which is the sun's path across the sky throughout the day. A solar eclipse occurs when the new moon crosses the ecliptic; a lunar eclipse is caused by the full moon that occurred either before or after, or occasionally by both.
The presence of Jupiter, which is located just 3 degrees below the moon, will probably be the most fascinating sight once the moon is high in the sky, regardless of where you are viewing it from. It will be especially brilliant next to the Hunter's Moon on Thursday, Nov. 2, when it reaches its yearly opposition. Earth will be "full," or fully illuminated by the sun from our perspective, on that date since it will be positioned between the sun and Jupiter.
Jupiter will rise at sunset and set at daybreak, staying visible all night long because it is also the planet that is closest to Earth this year, at 370 million miles (595 million kilometers), according to EarthSky. The optimum time of year to watch Jupiter is during the few weeks that precede and after its opposition. On November 27, the Beaver Moon will be the next full moon.