Flagstaff’s very own Lowell Observatory will be celebrating the total lunar eclipse virtually and in-person Sunday. The total lunar eclipse only happens approximately once every two and a half years, and will be visible from North and South America, western Europe, and Africa. Flagstaff is in a great position to see the lunar eclipse because of the time of the event. The moon will rise over Flagstaff at 7:15 p.m., the partial phase at 7:27 p.m., and a total lunar eclipse at 8:29 p.m. Lowell Observatory is inviting guests to come to the on-site viewing of the lunar eclipse which will feature science talks and presentations, as well as being able to view the eclipse via telescope. Lowell Observatory will also have performances, scavenger hunts, live music, face painting, food trucks, and more family-friendly activities. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and run until midnight. Regular admission prices do apply. Those who are unable to make it to the in-person event may also join online for free. The online event will begin at 7 p.m. and run through midnight, featuring Lowell Observatory staff discussing the eclipse and the history of the moon. For more information, visit Lowell.Edu.
To watch the live-stream on Sunday, click here.