Sunday, September 27, 2015

Blood Moon, Supermoon: Total Lunar Eclipse Tonight

Photo: Diane Edwardson, June 2, 2015.  Full moon rising over the Eastside.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

It sounds like astronomical Armageddon, a total lunar eclipse while the full moon makes its closest pass by earth, exerting higher than usual pressure on tides, looking larger than normal, with a red cast to the moon. Oh yeah, and there were some good sized solar flares expected to reach earth this weekend too.

Weather permitting, we should be able to see the total lunar eclipse, exact at 7:37 PM, or you can just watch it on NASA TV where they'll be live streaming the event - including a feed from Griffith Observatory.  

Learn more about the Blood Moon and its myths of Armageddon on NASA's

Schedule for this and future eclipses: Time and Date
Los Feliz Improvement Association sent out an email warning on Friday, regarding expected heavy traffic on the Los Feliz end of Griffith Park for the Observatory and an event at the Greek Theatre starting in the afternoon hour.  Stay home and enjoy the view from home.