Check out the lunar eclipse at Highland Road Park Observatory this weekend
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - There’s a chance for you to experience the total eclipse of the moon up close and personal this weekend.
BREC and the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society will host a viewing party for the general public Sun., May 15 at the Highland Road Park Observatory (HPRO).
The event begins Sunday evening and ends Monday morning.
Moonrise is at 7:38 p.m. while sunset is 7:52 p.m. The eclipse begins at about 8:30 p.m.
Organizers say HRPO will remain open, weather permitting, for six hours, through 1:30 a.m. Monday morning.
CLICK HERE for more information or call 225-768-9948.
The viewing event is free.
While in the constellation Libra, the Moon will enter the Earth’s shadow, becoming darker and darker. The actual color of the Moon during a total eclipse can range from dark brown to red to bright orange to yellow, depending on the current state of the Earth’s atmosphere.
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