Excuse us while we geek out, but we’re planning to stay up way past our bedtime to check out tonight’s blood moon lunar eclipse!
It all goes down tonight beginning at 10:58pm. That’s when you’ll first start to notice a “bite” taken out of the moon.
It will be fully obscured by 12:06am Tuesday morning and will return to normal by 2:33am.
You may notice the moon taking on a rosy hue. The “blood moon” phenomenon is caused by Earth’s sunrises and sunsets casting a dark red color upon the moon.
Clear skies are forecasted for tonight, making it perfect conditions for a trek out to Griffith Observatory. They’re staying open from 7pm-2am for the special event.
The observatory will also broadcast the whole thing online beginning at 9:45pm.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the Earth’s shadow. It’s the first in more than three years to be visible in Los Angeles and interrupted by the sunrise.
-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles