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Partial lunar eclipse early April 4

Gerrit van der Plas | Special to Hawaii 24/7

This year Hawaii is the host of two lunar eclipses: One on April 4 and one on Sept. 28. The earlier eclipse is the most spectacular of the two, since it is *almost* total.

The lunar eclipse in September is only partly visible from Hawaii with the moon very close to the horizon. That makes this lunar eclipse your best viewing opportunity for 2015.

This lunar eclipse starts just after midnight April 4, at 12:17 a.m., and ends at 3:44 a.m.

The moon will be almost totally eclipsed between 1:57:54 a.m. and 02:02:37 a.m.

The moment of maximum eclipse will happen on the Big Island at 2 a.m. April 4.

All in all, this is an eclipse that is very easy to watch. All you have to do is stay up to after midnight, look up, and hope for a clear sky!

If you want to learn more about how a lunar eclipse works, why the moon becomes red during an eclipse (hint: for the same reasons sunsets turn red), and more lunar eclipse trivia, visit our lunar eclipse 101 tutorial at www.lovebigisland.com/hawaii-b…

If for any reasons you cannot go out to watch the lunar eclipse, you can follow the event at a live webcast hosted by: www.virtualtelescope.eu

— Find out more:
www.lovebigisland.com

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