ECLIPSE TIME – Prepare for our November 19 lunar eclipse, then wake up early to see it!


Ohio is due for some great eclipses in the near future, starting with a near-total lunar eclipse on November 19.

Taking place in the wee hours of a Friday, this eclipse will be a rare spectacle, lasting from 1 to 7 a.m. with the most dramatic part from 2 to 4 a.m. as the moon passes into darkness. If you’re up, join Naturalist “Astro-Nat” Chris Mentrek anywhere from 2 to 4 a.m. to view the eclipse at Observatory Park. Registration is not required to stop by, but viewing will be cancelled if cloudy. Or visit geaugaparkdistrict.org under News & Updates for some fun facts and self-guided-viewing advice courtesy of Astro-Nat Chris.

Want to learn more about eclipses? Plan to also attend Astro-Nat Chris’ All About Eclipses program. Registration is open for two presentations, both Fridays 7 to 8 p.m.: in-person on November 12, followed by night sky viewing until 11 p.m.; or virtual via Zoom on November 26. Learn when and how to see them, how past eclipses have influenced history, and how to predict future eclipses.

The next lunar eclipse will occur May 15 and 16, 2022. Whether it’s this month’s eclipse or one in the future, prepare to be amazed by Mother Nature at night!

For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online via www.geaugaparkdistrict.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.


 

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