Total lunar eclipse Saturday morning: What makes this one special – LA Times

lunareclipseKaren Bleiber—Getty Images
Lunar Eclipse, Karen Bleiber—Getty Images

 

There’s a total lunar eclipse coming up early Saturday morning and you don’t want to miss it.

In order to see this one you are going to have to keep your eyes on the clock. The moment of totality, when the entire moon is bathed in the Earth’s copper-colored shadow, will begin at 4:58 a.m. Pacific time Saturday and it will last for just under five minutes.

That makes it the shortest lunar eclipse of the century…

via Total lunar eclipse Saturday morning: What makes this one special – LA Times.

8 Comments

  1. April 3, 2015
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    I need to find some high ground. Do you know by chance in which direction the moon will be most prominent in early morning? S/SW?

  2. April 4, 2015
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    We have a beautiful night to see it here.

    • April 4, 2015
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      I had my alarm set for not long after you sent your comment…it was gorgeous. xox, V

      • April 4, 2015

        I jinxed myself! Shortly after I made my comment, the clouds came over. 🙁 🙁

      • April 4, 2015

        I just sent you a picture via gmail, a little blurry, but with my best wishes. I went up on my roof to watch it… Fun, and a tiny bit chilly!

      • April 4, 2015

        Brilliant. Thanks for that.

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