Space event time!

There’s a total lunar eclipse coming up this weekend, right around 5:00am Saturday, April 4th. This is where the moon passes completely through Earth’s shadow and usually turns dark and a bit red. I believe the scientific description of this is “pretty damn awesome”.

HOWEVER…your window to see it is VERY brief. From the moon starting to get dark until when it emerges from the shadow will be a few hours, but the time of “totality” (moon completely in shadow and hopefully red) will only be five minutes. Yup, one big cloud at the wrong time and we’ll miss it. It’s actually the shortest one this century, so make sure you set your alarm properly.

This is the timeline, with more info here.

Lunar Eclipse 20150404

If it’s clear, I’ll hopefully have some photos to share later Saturday morning!



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