Rare Moon Tonight in Highlands


hunter moonTonight’s Full Moon is the one that falls directly after the Harvest Moon (which was Sept. 19) and is called the Hunter’s Moon.  The best time to view it is 7:38 p.m. Eastern. The other things that’s unique is that there’s a lunar eclipse happening, too. It’s subtle, however, not a total eclipse but what’s called a penumbral eclipse, when the Earth’s outer shadow partially covers the lunar being. You might see a little darkening but it happens very gradually.  That event begins around 5:50 p.m. eastern, and will  peak around at 7:50 p.m. then ends around 9:50 p.m.

I predict an eventful night in Highlands tonight with possible flooding.