Visible Lunar Eclipse Tonight

There will be a total lunar eclipse visible tonight in Philadelphia and environs. It will start at 5:49 pm, although the moon won’t actually begin to rise until a little bit later.

Derek Pitts, the chief astronomer at the Franklin Institute says that “You’ll be able to see the shadow of the earth very easily on the moon because it’ll appear dark in color, tan or reddish. Maybe deep brick red and sometimes disappear from view.”

This is a unique eclipse because it is at least partially visible from every continent in the world. If you miss this one, do not fear, because there will be another one on August 28th.

Region Preparing For Lunar Eclipse [CBS]

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