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Total Eclipse of the Moon

Date: 9:00pm PDT April 14, 2014 Location: Roof of Olin Hall for Physics & Chemistry

  • 2007 Lunar Eclipse (Photo: Joshua Valcarcel, US Navy)
    2007 Lunar Eclipse (Photo: Joshua Valcarcel, US Navy)

Roof of Olin Hall for Physics & Chemistry

Weather Permitting…
On the night of Monday, April 14, North and South America will be treated to a Total Lunar Eclipse, during which the Moon will pass through the shadow of the Earth.  At approximately 11:00 PM, the Moon will begin to enter the Earth’s umbra—the darkest part of the Earth’s shadow.  The shadow of the Earth will slowly pass across the face of the full Moon until it is completely eclipsed.  Totality will begin at 12:06 AM (April 15) and last until 1:24 AM, when the Moon will begin to emerge from the Earth’s shadow.  Greatest eclipse will occur at 12:46 AM.

Come join fellow astronomy enthusiasts at the Karle Observatory (on the roof of the Olin Hall for Physics and Chemistry) to view this spectacular event using our 16-inch telescope.  We will observe the partial phases of the moon as it enters the Earth’s shadow, and other astronomical objects as well, including Jupiter and Mars.  
 
 

Event Cost

Free & Open to Public

Event Contact

Noah Dates <nkdates@lclark.edu>

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