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Full Moon Darkened By Lunar Eclipse On Wednesday Morning [WATCH LIVE]

 The moon will be fully covered by the Earth's shadow at 9:15 a.m. EST this morning during a a minor lunar eclipse. That will be approximately a half hour before the moon reaches its fullest phase of November at 9:46 a.m. EST.

Want to glimpse a view of what is called the penumbral lunar eclipse? By clicking here you can access Space.com's amazing webcast as the November full moon passes into the edges of the earth's shadow. When gazing at the moon, observers will see a faint shadow around the moon's surface.

Though this penumbral lunar eclipse won't be as extreme as a total lunar eclipse, the changes in color around the moon are still rare.

Residents in East Asia, Australia, Hawaii and Alaska will be able to see the entire trajectory of the lunar eclipse. Everywhere else, online browsers can see the amazing effect via the Slooh Space Camera.

The eclipse will begin at 7:15 a.m. EST as the moon surpasses the outer edges of Earth's shadow, or penumbra. The effect is expected to be hazy and gradual. So it will only be perceptible after more than half of the moon has passed into the penumbra.

Scientists expect 92 percent of the moon's diameter to be immersed in the penumbra at about 9:30 a.m. EST, more than two hours after the eclipse starts.

November has been an active time for moon- and sun-gazers. A huge sun eruption was captured on video and camera by NASA in mid-November, showing consecutive solar storms that resulted in what is called a solar prominence.

The eruptions followed three other flare-ups on Nov. 12, 13 and 14. The sun is now in an active phase of an 11-year solar weather cycle. The cycle, known as Solar Cycle 24, will likely peak in 2013.

The event coincides with the full moon of November 2012. Stargazers in the Eastern U.S. and Canada will miss the lunar show, but the online Slooh Space Camera will be providing live views of the penumbral lunar eclipse beginning with a preview at 7 p.m. EST tonight (000 Nov. 28 GMT) of November full moon from an observatory in the Canary Islands, off Africa's western coast.(SOURCE)

Image Credit & Copyright: Itahisa N. Gonz├ílez 


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VIDEO the penumbral lunar eclipse is still considered rare

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    "the veils are thin"!

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