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View the Full Blood Moon Total Eclipse in Northern California

Clear skies and mild spring temperatures will make for the perfect viewing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A live stream from the Griffith Observatory is available at the bottom of this story or by clicking HERE.

May's full moon, known as the Flower Moon, will come with a bonus. On the night of Sunday, May 15, a total lunar eclipse will be visible in Northern California.

During a total lunar eclipse, the Moon will orbit into Earth's shadow from the Sun. The Moon will turn a pink-red hue since Earth's atmosphere filters out the blue light coming from the sun but keeps the red light.

Unlike meteor showers, there is no need to get away from city lights to see this celestial event. Skies will be clear across much of Northern California, which will make viewing ideal for the event. Plus, the warm spring weather will make for pleasant evening temperatures.

The Davis Astronomy Club will also be meeting at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 15, to view the total eclipse of the rising full moon. They will be in the grassy area in Mace Ranch Park behind Explorit Science Center to have a clear view of the east/southeast horizon.

Around 7:28 p.m. PDT Sunday, May 15, the moon will be partially shadowed by Earth. The total eclipse will begin at 8:29 p.m. PDT before coming to an end at 9:54 p.m. PDT. The moon will fully exit the eclipse phase at 10:55 p.m. PDT. 

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TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE | MAY 15, 2022 | GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY

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