On Friday, Earth’s outer shadow will pass over September’s full moon, causing it to dim in the night sky. This will be the last eclipse of any kind for 2016. But the star of this eclipse, the full moon, isn’t your ordinary full moon. It’s a harvest moon: the full moon that falls the closest to the autumn equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, which has the potential to make the moon appear much larger than normal.
This eclipse will be the last harvest moon eclipse until 2024. It will last about four hours, reaching its peak around 2:54 p.m. ET. The bad news for viewers in North and South America is that the eclipse will only be visible across Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. But there are still ways to watch what’s unfolding from afar. READ MORE