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Lunar Eclipse Night

January 20, 2019 - January 21, 2019

Lunar Eclipse Night

Sun., Jan. 20 from 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

On Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, Columbia will have a front row seat for a total lunar eclipse! Join us at the State Museum for a special after-hours viewing of this unique astronomical event featuring:

Lunar eclipse totality begins at 11:41 p.m. with maximum eclipse at 12:12 a.m. Totality ends at 12:43 a.m.

Eclipse viewing is dependent on clear skies. In the event of poor weather, the museum will still be open and we will offer guests the opportunity to watch a livestream of the eclipse.

General admission is $5 for the general public and is FREE museum members. Please note: planetarium shows, 4D movies and blockbuster exhibit tickets are each an additional $5 general public / $4 members.

Want to learn more about telescopes?

Join museum observatory staff for a Family Astronomy Workshop from 6 – 8 p.m. and then stick around to watch the lunar eclipse. Click HERE to learn more and sign-up!

Did You Know?

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through Earth’s shadow. As the sun, Earth and moon align, the Earth blocks direct sunlight from reaching the moon. During a lunar eclipse, a small amount of sunlight filters through Earth’s atmosphere, giving the moon an eerie red color, hence the expression which you may have heard before, “blood moon.”


January 20, 2019
January 21, 2019
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