ATLANTA — You will have to stay up really late, or get up really early Friday morning to view the partial lunar eclipse in the sky. This celestial event takes place overnight Thursday into early Friday morning.
This partial lunar eclipse occurs as the Earth casts it shadow on the moon. It begins at 2:18 a.m. Friday as the partial shadow begins to move over the full Beaver moon.
The shadow will slowly move across the moon until maximum eclipse occurs at 4:03 a.m. This is almost a full eclipse. Only a small sliver of the moon will still be exposed, which is why it is officially classified as a "partial" eclipse.
At maximum, the moon might have a red tint to it. The shadow will continue moving across the moon until it disappears around 5:47 a.m.
You can view this even with the naked eye, and don't need any eye protection or a telescope to watch this event. It also seems like most of the clouds will be gone overnight Thursday into Friday. Just be prepared for some cold temperatures and breezing conditions.