Photo credit: space.com

Eye on the Skies Tonight

By Quinn Western, social media and photography intern

Dust off your binoculars and telescope because tonight is the first of four lunar eclipses that will be spaced out roughly six month apart.

The lunar eclipse will be visible a little before 11 p.m. and just after midnight, said Tyson Randall, an environmental science graduate students and astronomy instructor. The moon will appear red due to effects in our own atmosphere.

The eclipse will be visible anywhere in North America, but it will probably be better where there are not a lot of city lights, he said.

“Also, at midnight, the moon is at its highest peak in the sky, so the trees in Chico should not get in the way too much,” Randall said.

Featured photo from space.com. Check out a video about the event here.

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