The October full moon commonly called the Hunter’s Moon will rise at 5:47 Friday evening. The moon is full at 7:38 pm EDT. The full moon will undergo a penumbral lunar eclipse shortly after rising Friday evening. The eclipse begins at 5:51 pm and ends at 9:50 pm. The moon will pass through the Earth’s penumbral shadow, and you may notice a subtle shading to the moon. 76% of the moon will be shaded by the penumbral shadow at mid-eclipse.
This type of eclipse is not as striking as when the Earth’s dark umbral shadow crosses the moon. Conditions will be favorable for viewing the eclipse in New England, and the moon will shine brightly all night before setting at 6:35 am Saturday. Skies will be clear Friday night. The temperature will fall from the 50s in the evening to the mid 40s by dawn.