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Lunar Eclipse Virtual Watch Party

Stay up with Chabot astronomers to virtually watch a total eclipse of the Moon as it passes through the shadow of the Earth. It has been more than two years since we’ve enjoyed a total lunar eclipse, and this one will be extra special: it will happen during a perigean full Moon - a “supermoon.” 

Starting at 1:47 a.m. PDT, the Moon will fade only slightly as it enters the penumbra, the outer part of the Earth’s shadow. Then at 2:45 a.m., the Moon begins to enter the umbra, the darker rusty red part of the Earth’s shadow. By 4:11 a.m., the Moon will be fully immersed in the umbral shadow, but not for long as it begins to emerge from the umbra at 4:28 a.m. 

Chabot astronomers will be live streaming the eclipse, using a telescope mounted camera, starting at 1:30 a.m. PDT.

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Wednesday, 05/26/21


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