Photograph the Frosty Moon Eclipse November 18th [corrected times]

by Tom Goldberg
Photograph the Frosty Moon Eclipse November 18th [corrected times]

Stay up late or set your alarm to see this lunar eclipse which will be visible from North America and Hawaii.

Corrected Mountain Times:

Penumbral Eclipse begins Nov 18 at 11:02:09 pm
Partial Eclipse begins Nov 19 at 12:18:42 am
Maximum Eclipse Nov 19 at 2:02:55 am
Partial Eclipse ends Nov 19 at 3:47:04 am
Penumbral Eclipse ends Nov 19 at 5:03:40 am
How to Shoot the Moon

ECC Member Ron Pearson has experience photographing the moon and shares some of his best advice for photographing this special event: “Check out the links below to Mr. Eclipse and Sky & Telescopes articles. I like the advice in the S&T article – basically, ‘bracket the hell out of it… ‘”

Why will the next lunar eclipse be called a Frosty Moon?

Lunar eclipses often have a variety of intriguing names attributed to them, with Blood Moon being the perfect ominous-sounding example. Earlier this year, the May 2021 total lunar eclipse was also known as a Super Flower Blood Moon. This is because the full moon in May is often called the Flower Moon, understood to be a reference to the time of year and the fact many flowers bloom this month. Whilst May 2021’s full moon is also a Super Moon, which is when the full or new moon coincides with when it is closest to the Earth in its orbit.

And the seasonal names continue when it comes to November 2021’s partial lunar eclipse, which will also be called a Frosty Moon. This naming convention for November’s full moon is understood to also be connected to the time of year it occurs and it’s also often known as a beaver moon, mourning moon and even an oak moon.