Photo Credit: George TuckerLate tonight, actually early tomorrow morning, a TOTAL Lunar Eclipse will happen that will be visible to Region 8, if we can get the clouds out of here in time! Here are the times you need to know. Al times are CENTRAL DAYLIGHT TIME:
- 12:58 am- the shadow of the Earth starts to go over the full moon.
- 2:46 am- the moon is completely covered by the Earth's shadow and takes on a red glow by the light illuminated by the Earth's atmosphere.
- 4:33 am- The eclipse ends and we have a full moon again.
We are hoping that the clouds will be gone in time to see the entire eclipse. StormCAST is looking good so far! Here is StormCAST at 11:30 PM as the clouds move out of Region 8. Notice that some parts of the SEMO and areas along the Mississippi River may still have some clouds:
By mid eclipse, we should all be clear:
Let's hope that the weather cooperates, because this could be one of the coolest things to see in the sky this year. If you want to learn more about a total lunar eclipse, watch this video: