What to know about tonight’s Lunar Eclipse in Sebastian

Lunar Eclipse
Lunar Eclipse

The National Weather Service is calling for cloud coverage and a 20 percent chance of showers tonight. However, there’s a chance it might not rain in Sebastian, but if it does, we’ll post a link to NASA’s livestream at the end of this article.

A partial eclipse in Sebastian will begin at 10:27 p.m. Sunday, with the total lunar eclipse starting at 11:29 p.m. The total eclipse will end at 12:53 a.m. Monday, and the partial eclipse will end at 1:55 a.m. 

According to NASA, a lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon, Earth, and Sun fall into alignment, with the Moon passing through Earth’s shadow. As the Moon passes through the Earth’s shadow, called the umbra, it’s known as a total lunar eclipse.

It’s also safe to view tonight’s lunar eclipse with your naked eye, and you don’t need any gear to protect your eyes. 

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It’s best to avoid bright lights and tall buildings that could obstruct your view. Instead, you could use one of the public docks for optimal viewing conditions. 

During tonight’s lunar eclipse, the Moon will turn red because the only sunlight reaching the moon passes through Earth’s atmosphere. 

If for some reason, you can’t observe the lunar eclipse outdoors, NASA will feature livestreams of the eclipse starting at 11:00 p.m. from different locations across the globe.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and raised in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies. In 2002, he permanently moved back to Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.