Novembers full moon, known as the Beaver Moon will be visible this week and will bring with it a near total lunar eclipse in Kansas City. For the Kansas City area the eclipse will peak around 3:02 a.m. CST on Friday, Nov. 19.
The full Beaver Moon will turn a reddish color as the earths shadow covers it late Friday night. You can learn more about the eclipse at Space.com.
If you happen to look up on Wednesday night you may just see some colorful fireballs racing through the night sky. The Leonid meteor shower will peak this week and should produce up to 15 meteors per hour. The show will come overnight Wednesday, Nov. 17 into the early morning hours of Thursday, Nov. 18. Peak viewing time will be between midnight and dawn on Wednesday.
There is also a blood moon partial lunar eclipse this week. The moon will enter the Earth’s shadow to create a partial lunar eclipse on the evening of Nov. 18-19. The best viewing time will be right around the peak of the eclipse on Nov. 19 at 3:03 a.m. CT.
Be sure to look up tonight for the first of only two supermoons in 2021. The moon will appear it’s brightest at 10:32 pm. This moon is called the “pink” moon due to the spring bloom of phlox subulata, a wildflower native to eastern North America.
Krispy Kreme has announced that it’s giving anyone with a current Covid-19 vaccine card a free donut every day for the remainder of 2021. The deal is valid at all Krispy Kreme locations and is good for a free original glazed donut.
The donut chain has also said they will be delivering free donuts to various vaccination sites throughout the country in the coming weeks.