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How Late Are You Awake? Partial Lunar Eclipse Tonight

Image: Roger Heaton

If you’re under clear skies tonight, you’ll be able to see a partial eclipse of the Moon.

By “partial”, we mean that at the peak of the eclipse, about 97% of the Moon will be in the Earth’s shadow.

This will likely be enough to show some of the typical “red shading” that often occurs – although it will be easier to see the further you are from city lights.

The downside: It is a late one.

Here’s the schedule for the Friday morning event (all in Central Time)

Eclipse begins: 1:19 a.m.

Greatest eclipse:  3:03 a.m.

Eclipse ends:  4:47 a.m.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth, Sun, and Moon align so that the Moon passes into the shadow of the Earth.


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