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Everything you need to know about tonight’s total lunar eclipse

Posted at 8:53 AM, Jan 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-20 10:53:18-05

COLORADO SPRINGS – All eyes will be on the skies tonight for the total lunar eclipse and super blood wolf moon.

For about an hour, spectators will witness a rare sight.

The moon will turn a blood red color and Earth will experience a total lunar eclipse.

You can attend a watch party this evening at the Air Force Academy starting at 7 p.m.

The event is free and you do not need to make reservations.

Visitors will watch a short film about phases of the moon before the real show begins around 10 p.m.

The academy’s observatory director will be there to answer questions the audience has. Telescopes will be provided for an even better view of the eclipse.

Or you can join the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society at 7 p.m. in the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center parking lot.

Binoculars and telescopes will be available for visitors to use.

The park will be open for hikes this evening and the visitor center exhibits, gift shop, and cafe may also have extended hours for the viewing.

The society will also try to host a nocturnal animal touch table out with a naturalist to talk about the creatures of the night.

Click here to read more about tonight’s special lunar eclipse.