Blood Moon Rising

You don’t want to miss this event! This will be the best total lunar eclipse in our area for several years. The weather will be nice and the sky should be clear. During a lunar eclipse, the moon turns a beautiful dark orange, then takes on a totally different appearance when it turns blood red. Because of the shading, it looks three-dimensional; like a giant Union 76 ball hanging in mid air.

Although the eclipse is early in the morning, it is an awe-inspiring experience; one you will never forget.

The Arthur Pursell Observatory will be open to the public from 10:30 PM Oct 7th to 7:00 AM on Oct 8th. We will have activities and telescopes available for the public. To help support the observatory there will be a $5.00 charge per person. TAA members are free.


  • Lawn chair (one that reclines would be best),
  • Warm clothes, & blanket
  • Your own water and snacks
  • Binoculars
  • Non-flashing camera
  •  A RED light flashlight (No white light or cell phone flashlights please)

For eclipse times and information click on this link.


Photo taken by Greg Eckes April 14, 2014


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Greg Eckes


I am a retired music teacher. I make custom violins and violas. I play violin in the Tulare County Symphony and fiddle in the Tule River Bluegrass Band. I like camping and astronomy.


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