|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
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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