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Thu, April 09

Sirius Lookers track lunar eclipse

Photo by Dennis Young,  Lunar Eclipse over Cathedral Rock 1997.

Photo by Dennis Young,  Lunar Eclipse over Cathedral Rock 1997.

North America has not had a lunar eclipse since 2011, and is overdue. The next one will occur late Monday evening into Tuesday morning hours, April 14-15.

The Sirius Lookers Astro Club and Sedona Public Library will sponsor a public Star Party for anyone wishing to see the event with telescopes, and binoculars. The enhance viewing with Sirius equipment will give a very 3D effect to the celestial event.

All are welcome, young adults must be accompanied by an adult, and the event is free.

The Star Party will be held in Sedona Public Library Parking Lot.

The eclipse spans three hours, but the main event starts at midnight on the night of Monday, April 14, when Totality begins, and happens to fall on Passover date. Totality will end just after 1 a.m. on Tuesday morning, and the partial eclipse continues for another 45 minutes.

Sirius Lookers, will be on hand at 11:30 p.m., at Sedona Public Library, to assist anyone wishing to see it through the club's scopes and binoculars. The public Star Party will end 1.5 hours later.

Bring warm clothes, as evening will be chilly.

You may check the club website for more info, or details, at www.siriuslookers.org or Dennis Young, president of Sirius Lookers, at (928) 282-7501.

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