UH Institute for Astronomy to hold lunar eclipse viewing parties

University of Hawaii

A total lunar eclipse will likely draw a lot of people outdoors next week.

The eclipse will take place Apr. 14.

UH astronomers say it will start 6:53 p.m. but you won’t be able to see it until 7:58 p.m.

They say the best time to view the eclipse will be between 9:06 – 10:24 p.m.

Astronomers say that’s when the moon will be very dark and possibly turn an eerie shade of red.

UH Institute for Astronomy is holding two viewing parties for the lunar eclipse from 7 to 11:30 p.m. one at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki, the other next to the Kahuku Public Library.

The Kapiolani Park event will happen on Soccer Field #5, which is located on Paki Avenue near the corner of Monsarrat Avenue. There is free parking both on the streets and in lots accessible from Monsarrat Avenue.

There will be another total lunar eclipse visible in Hawaii on the night of October 7-8. For more information, click here.

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