Watching the Partial Lunar Eclipse; November 18/19, 2021. —–Jeff Baker

Full Moon, November 18, 2021, aprox. 10:00 p.m.

I’m going to watch the partial Lunar eclipse tonight and I will be posting updates. The Moon will be covered over 90% by the Earth’s shadow, so it should be almost like a total eclipse. I’ll try to post smartphone pictures.

The Penumbral phase should start just after midnight CST (Friday November 19) and the partial phase some time before 1:30a.m.

See you later!

Moon in Penumbral phase (can’t tell. Directly overhead 12:38 a.m. Nov. 19, 2021.

Went outside in the 35 degree temp to see if there’s any penumbral shading visible. Nope. But the next to longest full Moon night of the year is directly overhead in Wichita.

Moon in partial phase, 1:42 a.m.

Can see a chunk “eaten out of top of Moon, looks like dark smoke pouring down its face. Not that visible in phone pic.

2:09 a.m. Moon just looks like a smaller dot in this smartphone photo.

Moon more than half-eclipsed at 2:09 A.M. Smartphone pics don’t capture anything except less light. Oh well, it looks like a partial eclipse (which it is!)

3:04am. Moon looks like a pink glass globe.

Moon 90% eclipsed. Looks like a thick pink glass globe with a light inside and a bright light shining from one edge. Hanging between Orion on its Southest and the Pleaides to the Northwest. Beautiful! Smartphone pics do not do it justice!

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