- A full moon, lunar eclipse and a comet may all be visible to much of the world Friday night if the skies are clear.
- Early in the night, the snow moon will pass into the Earth’s penumbra, shading part of it.
- A few hours later, the bright green comet 45P will shoot past the Earth.
- Though penumbral eclipses are typically not as noticeable as total lunar eclipses, the moon is expected to pass so deeply into the Earth’s shadow that it will appear far darker than usual.
- The green comet, which visits our neck of the solar system every five years, will whiz within 7.7 million miles of Earth at a speedy clip of about 14.2 miles per second.
- Most of the world — except for Australia, New Zealand, parts of East Asia and Hawaii — will be able to see the eclipse. Read more (2/9/17 3:30 PM)