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Total Lunar Eclipse Viewable from Leeward Sides

The total eclipse of the moon tonight will be most easily viewed from leeward areas. That's where the skies will be mostly clear. Gusty trade winds are expected to die down by the evening, although it will likely still be breezy. The eclipse will begin at 6:53 p.m., but won't be visible until 7:58 p.m. Totality happens between 9:06 p.m. and 10:24 p.m. During totality, the moon will be a copper color and it should allow more stars to appear. The University of Hawaii at Manoa's Institute for Astronomy will host two free eclipse-viewing parties at Kapiolani Park and Kahuku Public Library from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Telescopes and binoculars will be brought from the school's labs for public use during the eclipse. The Bishop Museum is also hosting its own viewing. General admission is eight-dollars, six-dollars for ages 4 through 12 and free for Bishop Museum members and children under four.

 

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