Where to View the Lunar Eclipse in Hawaii

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Hawaii will be treated to a lunar eclipse tonight and tomorrow night, but where is the best place to view the lunar eclipse in Hawaii? The best place to see the lunar eclipse will be on the Leeward side of Oahu.

Forecasters say cloudy skies could limit viewing of a lunar eclipse in Windward areas.

“The windward side will be mostly cloudy with scattered to numerous showers,” said Ian Morrison, a forecaster with the National Weather Service. “I think on the Leeward side you’ll be able to see it, although you might get blocked by a passing cloud.”

The Windward side always brings weather issues with it, so if you are simply dying to see the eclipse, then the Leeward side is your best bet.

Tonight, the full moon over the islands is expected to fade to black or red for about an hour early in the morning. The full moon will begin to move into the shadow of the Earth about 2:45 a.m. and the total phase of the eclipse will be from 4:05 a.m. to 4:55 a.m., said Michael P. Shanahan, director of education, exhibits and the planetarium at the Bishop Museum.

The most recent total lunar eclipse was on June 15. But after Saturday morning, the next will be on April 15, 2014.

This is a rare opportunity, so check it out if you are able, it is pretty amazing!

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