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!!