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Group Hosts Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party

Lunar EclipseEUGENE, Ore. — It’s been three years since the world was able to see a total eclipse of the moon, and Monday night is your chance to see it again.

Astronomers with the Eugene Astronomical Society say it will take about three and a half hours for the moon to slip into the Earth’s shadow and back out again. At the peak, around midnight, the moon will become blood red from being lit by all the sunsets and sunrises over the rest of Earth. They say it’s a sight worth waiting up for.

“Every six months there’s a chance of an eclipse, but oftentimes, the moon goes too high or too low and misses the Earth’s shadow…It’s an amazing phenomenon. You don’t get them that often,” said Jerry Oltion, EAS Secretary.

You can attend the EAS viewing party Monday at 10:30 p.m. at the College Hill Reservoir at 24th and Lawrence in Eugene. The eclipse starts around 10:58 p.m.

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