Friday night is a busy night for the sky, hosting a snow moon, lunar eclipse, and a comet. The snow moon is simply a name for a full moon that occurs in the month of February, which means pretty much anyone can catch a glimpse.
The lunar eclipse is a penumbral one, meaning it won’t be completely hidden the sky. The eclipse will be more subtle and look like a shading of light across the moon as opposed to a total blackout. According to NASA the eclipse will start at 7:43 p.m. ET and go for about four hours.
The Comet 45P will make its appearance at 3 AM on Saturday morning, and it won’t be back again until the year 2022. The comet is visible in certain areas but it will still be 7.4 million miles away, which means it’s best seen with a telescope in low light areas. It will more visible on the east coast than the west.