Total Lunar Eclipse at SIU Carbondale

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Total Lunar Eclipse at SIU Carbondale

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01/20/2019 - 01/21/2019 9:30 pm - 1:00 am

Sunday, January 20, 9:30pm to Jan 21, 1am @ Neckers, SIUC. Special Event – Total Lunar Eclipse

Free public astronomy observation hosted by the SIU Carbondale Physics Department and the Astronomical Association of Southern Ilinois at the Neckers observation deck. Telescopes are provided. All phases of this spectacular total lunar eclipse will be visible from Southern Illinois as well as all of North and South America. Local contact times for Carbondale:

Penumbral Eclipse begins Jan 20 at 8:36 pm
Partial Eclipse begins Jan 20 at 9:33 pm
Full Eclipse begins Jan 20 at 10:41 pm
Maximum Eclipse Jan 20 at 11:12 pm
Full Eclipse ends Jan 20 at 11:43 pm
Partial Eclipse ends Jan 21 at 12:50 am
Penumbral Eclipse ends Jan 21 at 1:48 am

A lunar eclipse is a spectacular sight where the Moon is gradually darkened as it passes into the Earth’s shadow going from full to crescent, and eventually turning a dark shade of orange or maroon. The color of The color of the Moon during a total lunar eclipse is similar to a sunset on Earth. In addition to the Moon, several interesting celestial objects will be visible this evening with the best deep sky viewing happening when the moon is fully shaded and the skies darken during totality.


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