Monday Night Total Eclipse of the Moon – Come to the Griffith Observatory to View – Open Until 2am Tuesday

Tomorrow night (Monday April 14th) there will be a SPECTACULAR opportunity to view the total lunar eclipse.  It’s visible just about everywhere in North America – and we have great viewing opportunities in So Cal.

Below is a photo I took at a lunar eclipse in 2011 from the Griffith Observatory.

Lunar Eclipse 2011 at the Griffith
Tomorrow the Griffith will be open until 2AM to allow the public to fully experience this event. I’ll be there too.

The eclipse won’t begin to be visible until about 10:30pm our time Monday night.. and it won’t be total until about 12am. The moon will take on a deep red tinge as the light from a million million sunsets from around the world converge on the moon.

More information here->
April’s Total Eclipse of the Moon | Sky & Telescope.

Jupiter is UP!!!

Tuesday 1/14

Tuesday 1/14

Jupiter becomes extremely easy to spot over the next few days as the Moon moves on by it in the East. Tonight (Monday) Jupiter is the brightest “Star” in the East below and to the left of the Moon. Tomorrow the Moon gets even closer – being a tad to the right and below it.

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Extra credit question! When you look at Jupiter… do you notice what is different about it when you compare it to any of the other stars in the area (not it’s brightness)?