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Total Lunar Eclipse
Even though it’s a school night, plan to keep the kids up a little later to view the total lunar eclipse over Nashville. It will be the last chance to see a total lunar eclipse locally until 2019.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon moves through Earth’s shadow, gradually causing sunlight to be blocked from the moon’s surface. At totality, the moon may take on a red or orange color in the night sky. The last lunar eclipse visible in Tennessee was in April 2015, but it occurred in the early morning making it hard to witness. However, this eclipse is much more conveniently timed:
Partial eclipse begins: 8:07pm CDT
Total eclipse begins: 9:11pm CDT
Total eclipse ends: 10:23pm CDT
Partial eclipse ends: 11:27pm CDT
Lunar eclipses are perfectly safe to view, and no special equipment is needed. Telescopes and binoculars add to the fun, but all that’s really needed to enjoy a lunar eclipse is clear weather. The Science Center will be open from 10:00am to 8:30pm, with a public Star Party presented by the Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society outside the building from 7:30pm to 10:00pm.
Admission from 10:00am to 3:30pm (good through 8:30pm) is $14 for adults/teens; $11 for children (ages 2-12).
Admission from 3:30pm to 8:30pm is $6 for all ages.
Planetarium tickets can be added to admission for $6 for non-members and $3 for members. (General Admission tickets are required.)
There is no admission charge for the outdoor Star Party beginning at 7:30pm.
800 Fort Negley Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37203
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