Total Lunar Eclipse To Occur


By KMVT News

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Idaho will be treated to the first of two total lunar eclipses this year on the night of Monday, April 14 and morning of Tuesday, April 15.

Every 6 months, a lunar eclipse is visible somewhere on earth.

And Monday evening, it's happening right here in Idaho.

The moon will appear to be blood red when in full eclipse phase.

To commemorate the occasion, the Herrett Center Observatory and Faulkner Planetarium will open their doors for a night of watching the skies.

Chris Anderson is the observatory coordinator. He says that if the weather permits, the Herrett Center is where you want to be for a stellar event such as this.

"We will have the observatory open all night long, starting at 10:45 and going until 4:30 in the morning for the real die-hards that want to see the whole thing. And we will also have a special showing of our Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon show in the planetarium at 11 o'clock. Even if you don't come out and join us here at the Herrett Center tonight... wherever you happen to be, even if it's just for a few minutes... set your alarm, get up and watch this. Eclipses are somewhat rare events... you don't get to see that many in a lifetime... enjoy them while you get them," Anderson says.

Again, the observatory will open their doors at 10:45 Monday evening and will remain open all night long.

To view the total lunar eclipse in the Centennial Observatory is absolutely free to the public.

But if you are interested in attending the Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon light show... Tickets will be on sale at the door.

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