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Observatory will not open for Sunday's eclipse because of weather

Jan. 18, 2019

Because of inclement weather and poor viewing conditions predicted for Sunday night, the Margaret M. Jacoby Observatory will not open for the “Super Wolf Blood Moon” total lunar eclipse as planned.

The shadow of the Earth will eclipse the moon and turn it blood red. Learn more about the eclipse on our website.

The moon will start moving into Earth’s umbra at 10:34 p.m. and will be totally immersed at 11:41 p.m., which is the start of totality. It will begin re-emerging at the end of totality at 12:44 a.m. and will leave Earth’s umbra altogether at 1:51 AM. View a live stream of the eclipse.

This is the last total lunar eclipse of the decade; the next is May 16, 2021. The name means a supermoon and a blood moon will occur at the same time. The first full moon of the year is known as the “Wolf Moon” and is named after howling wolves.

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