Total Lunar Eclipse Early Morning on August 28, 2007

Plan to get up early on August 28 so you can watch a total eclipse of the Moon! The action will begin just before 5:00 a.m. when the Moon will pass into the dark shadow of the Earth, which is known as the umbra. Watch the Moon grow darker bit by bit until it is totally eclipsed just before 6:00 a.m. The Moon will be darkened until it sets at about 7:00 a.m., just a few minutes after the Sun rises.

You can watch the eclipse from any place that has a clear view of the western horizon, or you can join us at the RPSEC for viewing between 5:00 and 7:00 a.m. We will present "Dark Shadows," our planetarium show about eclipses and phases of the Moon, at 6:15 a.m. Your reward for coming at that hour will be a free show! Write the eclipse on your calendar, and plan to observe this special event.