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Lunar Eclipse Tonight

If you like to gaze to the heavens, there is a treat for you tonight. If there are no clouds to block it, you’ll be able to see a total lunar eclipse. The moon will start to pass through the Earth’s shadow cast from the sun, and that will start about 11 o’clock tonight…

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You’ll be able to see it with the unaided eye or with binoculars, but astronomer Don Machholz will have some telescopes set up at the parking lot of the Auburn Dam Overlook from 11pm to 1:30am. Machholz has seen several lunar eclipses, but still gets excited about them…

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At the viewing, telescopes will also be pointed at Mars, which is the closest it has been to Earth in a couple of years, and also Jupiter and Saturn. The viewing is free, weather permitting.

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