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Viewing Of Total Lunar Eclipse

January 20 @ 9:30 pm

Lunar Eclipse

Keystone College’s Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Observatory, Fleetville PA will be open to the public on the night of Jan. 20-21, 2019, for the January 2019 Total Lunar Eclipse.  All public nights are free, with no reservations required. The observatory will open at 9:30 p.m.

On that date, the full moon will dim as it passes through the dark central part of Earth’s shadow (the umbra) during a total lunar eclipse. It also is likely to look red as it does so. When the moon is in the fainter penumbra of the shadow the dimming is not noticeable without a photometer. The almost invisible passage through the penumbra occurs before and after the visible umbral eclipse.

The partial umbral eclipse starts at 10:33 p.m. EST on Jan 20, 2019. Totality starts at 11:41 p.m. on Jan 20, 2019 and ends at 12:43 a.m. on Jan 21, 2019 EST. The post-total partial eclipse ends at 1:50 a.m.

TGC Observatory is not at the Keystone Campus in La Plume. It is about 7 miles away from there, at the intersection of Rte 107 and Hack Road, about 2 miles east of Fleetville and 1.5 miles west of exit 202 of I 81.

For further information contact Jo-Ann Kamichitis at (570) 945-8402 or email:



January 20
9:30 pm
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