Partial Lunar Eclipse to Occur in Early Morning

June 3, 2012, 4:41 PM HST
* Updated June 4, 11:15 AM
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Shortly after midnight tonight the moon will undergo a partial eclipse.

According to the Bishop Museum Planetarium, the moon will begin entering the shadow of the earth at around 12:02 a.m.

At its peak, at about 1 a.m.,  it will appear as if about a third of the moon is missing. The astronomical event will end at 2:03 a.m.

In addition to Hawaii, the partial eclipse will be visible in Australia, New Zealand and in western Alaska, as well as elsewhere along the western coast of the US and Canada. The moon will set while in the middle of the eclipse in the Mountain Time Zone but because of the time difference, viewers east of that will not see any of the eclipse.


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