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Sunday September 27, 2015 from 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Status updated on Sunday 9/27/2015 at 5:00 PM:

The ACA observatory will be open from 8:00pm to 9:30pm for "Open House."
Please come out to see our observatory site, pick up a 2015 schedule,
and have a cup of the Best Free Coffee in Akron.

If skies permit, the observatory will
remain open to view the total lunar eclipse.

Public Observing Event

at the ACA Observatory


Rare "Super Moon" Total Eclipse!
(the last Total Lunar Eclipse at a convenient time until May 15, 2022)

It looks like a great evening for stargazing; cool temperatures, low humidity, and clear skies.

What will we be looking at tonight?

The ACA is hosting a special impromptu star party to observe the last
in a series of four total lunar eclipses on September 27th. The series,
called a tetrad, started with a total lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014,
followed by total lunar eclipses on October 8, 2014 and April 4, 2015.

The observatory will be open from 7:30pm to 11:00pm with the
Best Free Coffee in Akron brewing all observing session.

In addition to observing the lunar eclipse as it occurs,
star clusters and double stars will be on our list of things to view.

  Click for MAP & DIRECTIONS to ACA Observatory

.Visible satellite passes from the ACA Observatory:


How the moon will appear just after 10pm
as totality is about to begin

Sunset:     7:17 pm (EDT)
Civil Twilight:     7:42 pm (EDT)
Nautical Twilight:     8:14 pm (EDT)
Astronomical Twilight:     8:47 pm (EDT)
Moon phase:   100% (Full Moon)
Moonrise:     7:03 pm (EDT) - Sep 27
Penumbra entered:     8:10 pm (EDT)
Umbra entered:     9:07 pm (EDT)
Moon at Perigee:     9:48 pm (EDT)
Totality begins:   10:11 pm (EDT)
Mid-Eclipse:   10:47 pm (EDT)
Totality ends:   11:24 pm (EDT)
Umbra left :   12:27 am (EDT) - Sep 28
Moon transit:     1:22 am (EDT)
Penumbra left:     1:24 am (EDT)
Moonset:     7:51 am (EDT)

Times shown are in UT (Universal Time) and are
4 hours ahead of EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

This is also a rare "Super Moon" Total Lunar Eclipse!
(A total lunar eclipse when the Moon is at Perigee in its orbit)

The last time a "Super Moon" was totally eclipsed was
more than 33 years ago -
on July 6, 1982 

The next time a "Super Moon"
will be totally eclipsed
will be 18 years from now -
on April 14, 2033.

And we won't be able
to see it since it occurs
during daylight hours,
and therefore, on the
other side of the Earth!

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Live AccuWeather Satellite Mosaic

Solar System objects rise/transit/set times from the ACA Observatory on the date of this event...

New feature: The "T" on each object's line in the chart above indicates the time of transit in addition to the rise and set times for the object.

Jet Stream
updates automatically to latest available image)
    The Jet Stream affects astronomical "seeing" (steadiness of the air)
    If we're in a gray area, seeing will not be as good as in a white area.
    If we're in a white area, the shorter the arrows, the better.

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