Lunar eclipse next week

If you are one of those who likes to watch the sun rise you will have a special show on August 28. this year’s second lunar eclipse will be something to see by looking up starting at about 2 in the morning. It should be good viewing for those in the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin area.

you’ll see the Moon’s edge begin slipping into the dark part of Earth’s shadow very early, at 1:51 a.m. PDT. Totality, with the Moon completely in shadow, runs from 2:52 to 3:23 a.m. PDT, and the last partial stage of the eclipse ends at 5:24 a.m. PDT. At that time the Moon is still fairly well up in the southwest and dawn is perhaps only beginning to break.[Sky and Telescope]

This eclipse is where the earth shadows the moon. “How dull and dark, or how bright and colorful, will the Moon get this time while in Earth’s shadow?”

Comments are closed.