The weather appears to be looking great for Sunday Night's total
Some of your Sidewalk Astronomers will be at Myrtle and Lime streets
in Monrovia to give play-by-play commentary, provide views through
binoculars or telescopes once the moon clears the eastern-facing
buildings/trees. If you have a nice eastern horizon you may want to
watch from there for a better and longer show. We won't see the
30-40 minutes due to buildings in the way, but we'll be there from
about 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Just think, easy parking, and no long
lines! Bring your own binos, and maybe even a camp chair.
partial lunar eclipse begins at 6:07 p.m. Pacific
Daylight Time. It will last a little more than an hour, and
observers can watch as, crater by crater, the moon is engulfed
in Earth’s shadow. West coast viewers take note:when the eclipse
begins, the moon won’t have risen yet for you. Moonrise is
total eclipse begins at 7:11 PDT and also lasts more than
an hour, ending at 8:23 p.m.. The moon’s reddish color you’ll
see is caused by sunlight refracted through Earth’s atmosphere
on its way to light the moon’s surface.
month the moon skims Earth’s shadow, just as it did in the April
lunar eclipse. In April the north pole appeared a bit brighter
time, the southern pole will appear a bit brighter, a bit like a
it’s the whole show in reverse order, ending at 9:27 p.m.
Here are the details and directions. If you are willing to share
driving or carpool let me know. At least one of our regular
attendees would like to share the driving or carpool. She will be
at the Sunday night event, and I can be the go-between to connect
When/Where: Saturday October 17th 2015 Potluck starts at 5 p.m.
Sunset is at 6 p.m.
Black Canyon Group Campsite, 10 miles north of I-40 on Essex Road,
then ten miles north of Essex Road on Black Canyon Road. Allow three
hours drive from Pasadena area, and do not arrive after dark, roads
are unlit, last half mile unpaved (but good gravel)
What to bring: Camping Gear, layered clothing, food to share, and
your personal plate, silverware and cup for the potluck.
Dinner - Potluck or bring a dish to share, breakfast is on your own
RSVP: The event is free, but there is limited space for tents and
parked cars, so register on the Facebook Event or email Dlamfrom@ncpa.org
or call 760-219-4916
See you under the equinox blood super moon eclipse! :-) Jane