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A guide to experience the partial lunar eclipse Saturday

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Partial lunar eclipse

The sun, earth and moon will align for the third time in less than a year next weekend.  In Cincinnati you can see a partial lunar eclipse on Saturday April 4 beginning at 6:15 a.m.

Co-Host of the PBS program, Star Gazers and Outreach Astronomer at the Cincinnati Observatory Dean Regas says:

  • You can see it with the naked eye.
  • Have a good view of the western sky because the moon will be very low.
  • You will see a full moon at first and then you can start to see the shadow of the earth.
  • Start looking for the lunar eclipse about 6:15 a.m. It will last for about an hour.

According to Regas, "You can start to see this curved shadow, this eerie kind of grayish thing forming across the side of the moon."
Regas is not sticking around for the partial view. He is flying to New Mexico this week for the full lunar eclipse.

Here are the dates of all solar and lunar eclipses in 2015 and 2016.