Taiwan gearing up for total lunar eclipse

Want China Times
Date: 2015-04-04
By: CNA

Events are being held across Taiwan Saturday to observe a lunar eclipse set to take place

A total lunar eclipse in Taiwan, June 16, 2011. (Photo courtesy of Central Weather Bureau)

A total lunar eclipse in Taiwan, June 16, 2011. (Photo courtesy of Central Weather Bureau)

later in the day.

The National Museum of Natural Science in central Taiwan’s Taichung is carrying out events both at the museum itself and the Taichung Metropolitan Park, inviting stargazers to join a series of lectures and observations between 3pm and 9pm.

The eclipse will start before the moon is visible at around 6:04pm and last until 8:45pm, the museum said.

The moon will appear copper as it becomes fully obscured by the Earth’s shadow between 7:54pm and 8:06pm, it said, adding that it will be the first time since last October that a total lunar eclipse will be visible throughout Taiwan.     [FULL  STORY]

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