Total Lunar Eclipse
Witness a Total Lunar Eclipse from the dark skies of Kitt Peak National Observatory, Monday April 14, 2014. This three-and-a-half hour celestial event starts at 10:00 PM from the Kitt Peak Summit. The 2014 Total Lunar Eclipse begins at 11:00 PM when our Moon starts to enter the Umbra (the darkest part of the Earth’s shadow) and finishes at 2:30 AM when it emerges completely from the Umbra. The last time we had a total lunar eclipse visible from Arizona was FOUR YEARS AGO (and that one was clouded out)! The 2014 Total Lunar Eclipse program is good for the whole family, so BRING THE KIDS! An educational presentation on the nature of eclipses will be included, as well as telescopic viewing of the Moon and other astronomical objects. Light snacks provided. Yes, it will be a very late night for children, and they’ll probably miss school the next day, but you understand, we have no control over the movements of the Heavens - all we can do is watch & enjoy things as they happen.) Lunar eclipses are just SO COOL and a little bit crazy!!
Kitt Peak National Observatory
State Route 86 ( Ajo Way) Junction 386 , Sells, AZ 85634