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Tonights lunar eclipse viewing parties.


 The total eclipse of the moon tonight will be most easily viewed from the leeward areas. That’s where the skies will be mostly clear. The eclipse will begin at 6:43 pm, but wont be visible until 7:58 pm. Totality will happen between 9:06 pm and 10:24 pm The moon will be a copper color and it should allow more stars to appear.

University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy will host two free eclipse-viewing parties at Kapiolani Park and Kahuku Public Library from 7 to 11:30. Telescopes and binoculars will be brought from the school’s labs for public use during the eclipse. The

Bishop Museum is also hosting its own viewing. General admission is $8, $6 for ages 4-12 and free for members, and free for children under 4. Enjoy!!

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