Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing
- Jan 20, 2019 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
- Tickets Booked
FREE Special Event!
On Sunday, January 20th there will be a total eclipse of the Moon. Join the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society at the Garden of The Gods Visitor Center in the RV/BUS parking lot from 7 – 11 PM to learn about lunar eclipses, why they don’t occur every month, and experience this unique event which will include the opportunity to have views of the Moon and other celestial objects through binoculars and telescopes.
The eclipse begins at 7:36 PM when the Earth’s penumbra (shadow) starts touching the Moon’s face. At 8:33 PM the darker portion of the shadow begins to spill onto the face of the Moon. At 9:41 PM, the Moon will be entirely obscured by the shadow of the Earth. At 10:42 PM, the total eclipse ends and the darker portion of the shadow begins to leave the face of the Moon.
While this event can be viewed from anywhere in the local area that has a view of the Moon, views of the eclipsed Moon through large telescopes are particularly interesting to see. When the Earth’s shadow covers the Moon it allows the dimmer background of stars to come into view. Views of the Blood Moon travelling across the background field of stars is spectacular and worth seeing!
All ages welcome. Weather dependent, outdoor event. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight.