EUGENE, Ore. — On Monday night, folks will get the chance to see a total eclipse of the moon. Members of the Eugene Astronomical Society say it’s been about two years since we got a chance like this. The last one happened back in 2011.
It will take about three and a half hours for the moon to slip into the Earth’s shadow and back out again, but the group says it’s worth staying up for.
EAS Secretary Jerry Oltion says, “During the totality, the moon will turn a reddish, kind of coppery red, from being lit by all the sunsets from the outer perimeter of the Earth. From the perspective of the moon, it’s going to be seeing sunlight reflected through the Earth’s atmosphere.”
The group is inviting everyone out to their viewing party that evening at the College Hill Reservoir at 24th and Lawrence in Eugene. Folks will start getting together around 10:30 p.m. The eclipse will start at 10:58 p.m.