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Lunar Eclipse This Sunday, September 27th

September 22, 2015 Uncategorized 0

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Come to Travis County Milton Reimers Ranch Park Observatory this Sunday for a Total Supermoon Lunar Eclipse. The eclipse will begin at 8:07pm, reach totality at 9:47pm and end at 11:27pm. A supermoon is a new or full moon that happens to coincide with perigee, the closest the moon will be in its monthly orbit around the Earth. Bring a chair or blanket and come ready to learn about how moon phases and eclipses work. $10/car, cash only to enter the park. Admission to the observatory is free this evening. To learn more, visit earthsky.org or for a truly in depth explanation of why we have eclipses watch this video by Matt Parker, a comedian and mathematician who has made a career combining these two professions, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieUvzy6rnnw.