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While the majority of the northeast is focused on the weather forecasts for the upcoming holiday week, a major celestial event is taking place this evening and depending where you are in Western New York, you may or may not get to partake in the view. We're certainly used to cloudy skies and our first few dustings of snow this time of the year but fingers crossed, there's a break in the clouds and the residents of Buffalo can bear witness to a Beaver Blood Moon which is Beaver Moon and a Lunar Eclipse all-in one taking place over the next 6 hours!

This evening started with the Beaver Full Moon, which was named after this time of the year when Beavers begin to hunker down for the winter. Then the real magic begins, the partial lunar eclipse! According to Space.com "Lunar eclipses occur when Earth's shadow blocks the sun's light, which otherwise reflects off the moon. There are three types — total, partial and penumbral — with the most dramatic being a total lunar eclipse, in which Earth's shadow completely covers the moon." The moon is expected to begin appearing to have a reddish hue around 2:18a and will hit it's peak at 4:03am!

Unfortunately it looks like mostly cloudy in the Buffalo, Metro area but it's windy so still holding out hope. Unlike Solar eclipses, Lunar Eclipses are safe to watch with the naked eye so if you get lucky enough to do so!

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