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Highland Road Park Observatory

PARTIAL LUNAR ECLIPSE

from Thursday 18 November at 11:00 pm
to Friday 19 November at 5:00 am
Binoculars suggested.

SUMMARY

Overnight excitement at HRPO as we open to witness one of nature’s most spectacular events! While in the constellation Taurus♉, the Moon will enter the Earth♁’s shadow, turning darker and darker—and then??? The actual color can range from dark brown to red to bright orange to yellow, depending on the current state of the Earth♁’s atmosphere. Don’t miss it. This event does not begin Thursday night; it begins early Friday morning after midnight.

TIMELINE

All times Standard.

HRPO may close early if there is an elevated chance of rain according to NOAA. HRPO property is the only part of Highland Road Park on which the public will be allowed.

VIEWING LOCATION

Please do not set up your lawn chair or blanket without receiving direction from staff. Visitors may use only the grass area south of the 16OGS building. Please do not use any concrete for sitting or lying.

VIEWING EQUIPMENT

NIGHT VISION

No white lights are allowed. White light destroys night vision. Please keep headlights off. Please outfit your white flashlights with red construction paper, a red stretch balloon, red cellophane (several layers may be needed to make the light suitably dim) or a thin coat of red nail polish. Please do not use a camera flash outside near telescopes without permission from the operators.

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Created by Frederick J. Barnett on Monday, September 13, 2021, 11:28 AM.

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