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April Lunar Eclipse

Chart showing progression of April 14 lunar eclispe.

On the evening of April 14, there will be a total lunar eclipse visible in Hawai‘i. The IfA will hold eclipse parties for the public at Kapi‘olani Park (soccer field on Paki Ave. near Monsarrat) and behind the Kahuku Public Library beginning at 7:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. to give the public an opportunity to see the eclipsed Moon and other celestial sights through telescopes and binoculars.  

Though the eclipse will start at 6:53 p.m., it will not be visible until 7:58 p.m., and the most interesting part, when the Moon will be very dark and possibly blood red, will take place from 9:06 p.m. to 10:24 p.m.  

You may hear media reports saying the eclipse is on April 15, but in Hawai‘i it is on April 14, so don’t miss it!