View lunar eclipse at Western Nevada |

View lunar eclipse at Western Nevada

Jack C. Davis Observatory at Western Nevada College will open for a lunar eclipse viewing beginning at 9 p.m. Monday.

Sky watchers on the North American continent will have a magnificent view of a total lunar eclipse on Monday evening into early morning Tuesday. The Earth will cast its shadow and totally engulf the Moon from 11:41 p.m. to 12:53 a.m. PST.

The dimming of the Moon begins at 9:27 p.m. and a subtle red glow will develop as the shadow of the Earth on the Moon gets darker. The lunar eclipse will be easily viewed with the naked eye, and volunteer members of the Western Nevada Astronomical Society will be available to answer any questions about the eclipse.

Attendees should be prepared for possible cold conditions and wear appropriate warm clothes.

The observatory is located at 2699 Van Patten Drive, Carson City, on the hill above the college.

For more information, call 775-445-3000.