A partial lunar eclipse will be visible late tonight in Bismarck.  It will begin at 12:02 am Friday, November 19th.  The partial lunar eclipse will reach its maximum at 3:02 am.  So, if you want to really see anything, you're going to have to set your alarms for the middle of the night.  The eclipse will end at 6:03 am Friday morning for a duration of 6 hours and 2 minutes according to timeanddate.

According to Space, the Beaver Moon partial lunar eclipse will be the longest lunar eclipse of the century.  So, it's kind of a big deal. In fact, it's been 580 years since we've had a partial eclipse last this long.  It will literally turn the moon blood red.  This by the way is the second partial lunar eclipse of 2021.  We had a previous one back in May.  Again, if you want the maximum viewing peak, you should set your alarms for about 3 am and hopefully the clouds will stay away from us.  You'll want to look to the western sky and the further west you are the better.  So, our listeners in Mott, Richardson, Glen Ulin, Golden Valley, and Elgin will be in a better position to see this partial eclipse than Bismarck Mandan.

We might have something working against us in Bismarck if you have hopes of seeing this partial lunar eclipse.  According to the National Weather Service in Bismarck, we are expecting mostly cloudy skies on the overnight.   That could put a fly in the ointment on your viewing pleasure.  Hopefully, the forecasters are wrong.  I for one am setting my alarm for 3 am tonight to get a glimpse of that "Blood Red Beaver Moon."


 

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