What to know about tonight’s lunar eclipse in Sebastian

Lunar eclipse

The National Weather Service calls for cloud cover and a 20% chance of showers this evening. However, we think Sebastian will have clear sky and no rain for tonight’s lunar eclipse.

A partial eclipse in Sebastian will begin at 10:27 p.m. Sunday, with the total lunar eclipse beginning at 11:29 p.m. The total eclipse will end at 12:53 a.m. Monday and the partial eclipse will end at 1:55 a.m.

According to NASA, a lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon, Earth, and Sun align, with the Moon passing through Earth’s shadow. When the Moon crosses the shadow of the Earth, called shadow, it is called a total lunar eclipse.

It’s also safe to view tonight’s lunar eclipse with the naked eye, and you don’t need any equipment to protect your eyes.

It’s best to avoid bright lights and tall buildings that might obstruct your view. Instead, you can use one of the public docks for the best viewing conditions.

During tonight’s lunar eclipse, the Moon will turn red because the only sunlight reaching the moon passes through Earth’s atmosphere.

If for some reason you cannot view the lunar eclipse outdoors, NASA will be offering live eclipse broadcasts beginning at 11:00 p.m. from various locations around the world.


Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and television personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF and others. In 1994 Andy took a break from broadcasting and worked as a software and systems engineer for various companies. In 2002 he moved permanently to Sebastian, where Andy’s family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting business in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as editor in 2016.

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