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Bishop Museum cancels lunar eclipse viewing party

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Due to bad weather conditions, the Bishop Museum has canceled Monday night's total lunar eclipse viewing party.

The Bishop Museum says they received 1,700 RSVPs.

"It's too bad," Bishop Museum director of education, exhibits and planetarium Mike Shanahan said. "The response was so amazing. If I could have rescheduled the eclipse, I would. But the lawn is totally soaked and the forecast is not optimistic for any break in the weather."

This is the first total lunar eclipse in three years.

The last total lunar eclipse occurred on Aug. 28, 2007.

According the National Weather Service, the rainy weather will likely obscure the moon Monday night.

The eclipse begins at 7:29 p.m. If visible, the earth's shadow will cover the moon from 9:42 to 10:52 p.m., creating a copper or dark red color on the moon.

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