Lunar Eclipse

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Date(s) - Oct 7, 2014 until Oct 8, 2014
10:30 PM - 6:45 AM


Arthur Pursell Observatory
9242 Avenue 184
Tulare, CA 93274


Astronomical Event

Last total lunar eclipse in our area until Jan 21, 2019!

The best Total Lunar Eclipse in this area is going to take place on the morning of October 8th. This event will be a fund raiser for the Tulare Astronomical Association. All members that have paid their dues will be free. General Public fee is $5.00 per person.

The night will begin October 7th at 10:30 PM. We will be playing a DVD on Lunar Eclipses and other astronomical info. Telescopes will be set out for you to look at stars and other astronomical wonders before the eclipse. This would be a good time to try your hand at astro photography.

Bring a lawn chair (one that reclines would be best), warm cloths, a blanket, binoculars and a non flash camera. You should also have a RED light flashlight (No white light or cell phone flashlights please).

Chanel 47 is going to come and broadcast the event live for the morning show.

A total Lunar Eclipse total lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes completely through the Earth’s dark shadow, or umbra. During this type of eclipse, the Moon will gradually get darker and then take on a rusty or blood red color. Starts 1:18 am, Totality 3:24 am, Ends 6:35 am.

Event UTC Time Time in Visalia* Visible in Tulare
Penumbral Eclipse begins Oct 8 at 8:17 AM Oct 8 at 1:17 AM Yes
Partial Eclipse begins Oct 8 at 9:18 AM Oct 8 at 2:18 AM Yes
Full Eclipse begins Oct 8 at 10:27 AM Oct 8 at 3:27 AM Yes
Maximum Eclipse Oct 8 at 10:55 AM Oct 8 at 3:55 AM Yes
Full Eclipse ends Oct 8 at 11:22 AM Oct 8 at 4:22 AM Yes
Partial Eclipse ends Oct 8 at 12:32 PM Oct 8 at 5:32 AM Yes
Penumbral Eclipse ends Oct 8 at 1:32 PM Oct 8 at 6:32 AM Yes

* The Moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Tulare, the entire eclipse is visible.

Eclipse Area

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96 of 100 tickets still available.

  • Greg Eckes