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SKYWATCHING — Sunsets filtered through wildfire smoke and a harvest moon looming full and huge on the horizon have made for great skywatching this week.
Fall is full in the air, with this year’s equinox creeping up on Friday, Sept. 23.
Here's a recent story on the harvest moon from the LA Times.
Read on for details on the harvest moon from eNature.
SKYWATCHING – On the fat chance that the clouds will disappear, the heavens will giving us a reason to stay up late tonight.
A lunar eclipse is set to begin about 10:30 p.m., when the Earth¹s shadow begins to pass over the surface of the moon, the penumbra phase. The total eclipse begins about 11:40 p.m. and will last until about 12:50 a.m., the Tacoma News-Tribune reports.
Totality, the time during which the moon is completely within the Earth’s dark umbral shadow, will last just about 72 minutes, according to NASA. During the last total lunar eclipse on Feb. 21, 2008, totality lasted 50 minutes.
The moon will finally come out of the Earth¹s penumbra shadow at 2:01 a.m.
Read on for viewing tips.