Total lunar eclipse to happen early Saturday morning in Hawaii

Updated: Apr. 3, 2015 at 10:45 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - By: Jon Rombaoa

Bishop Museum's Director of Visitor Experience and Planetarium, Mike Shanahan says the Hawaiian Islands will have an excellent view of an approximately five-minute total lunar eclipse early Saturday morning.

The duration of a visible eclipse will run from 12:15 a.m. to 3:45 a.m. (HST). The total eclipse will occur from 1:58 a.m. to 2:02 a.m., when the moon often assumes a copper color.

Hawaii will be in excellent position to view the eclipse with the moon high in the sky, whereas viewers on the east coast will be interrupted by sunrise.

After Saturday morning, Hawaii will not see another total lunar eclipse until Jan. 30, 2019.

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