Lunar Eclipse

Monday Night


Meteorologist Kyle Mounce

A rare treat in the sky tonight.  The sun, moon and earth will line up, creating a total lunar eclipse.  As the moon passes behind the earth, the earth blocks the sun's rays from striking the moon.  Once a near total eclipse, the moon will have a reddish color to it.  What makes this event even more special is that it happens on the same night winter arrives (this hasn't happened in more than 400 years)! 

Unlike a solar eclipse, a lunar eclipse lasts for several hours.  In our area, you will start to notice a difference around 12:30 AM.  Things will wrap-up around 4 AM.  The bad news for us is a weather system bringing clouds and rain showers tonight.  This will really block our view of the moon, but not all is lost.  NASA will stream a live camera on their website.  You can catch the action by clicking here.