Tuesday Morning’s Lunar Eclipse

Monday night is the second lunar eclipse of the year, and this is one that we can see on the west coast. According to SPACE.com, the eclipse will best viewed starting at about 2am PDT, and the totality will end about 4:30am.  I figure I’ll get up around midnight, and drive up to either Mt. Wilson, or maybe just along sunset ridge in Altadena, if the marine layer isn’t around. Usually in August, there is enough high pressure and Santa Ana conditions to keep the marine layer at bay, but this year we’ve had clouds each morning for the past few weeks. It’s kept things cool, but it will hurt any sky watching at night.  Anyone interested in waking up around midnight to drive 50 or 100 miles? 

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