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Milwaukee events to watch the only total lunar eclipse of 2019

Posted at 4:53 PM, Jan 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-19 17:53:11-05

The only total lunar eclipse of 2019 is on Sunday night. NASA is calling the event a 'super blood moon' because the moon will be closest to the earth during the full moon. The moon will also appear a reddish hue as the sun, moon and earth align.

Here's where to see it:

UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

Telescopes and binoculars will be available at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium at 10 p.m. There will also be hot chocolate available for purchase.

Milwaukee Public Museum

Let's hope for clear skies because if that's the case the Milwaukee Public Museum is supplying telescopes for viewing the rare moon.

Puckett's Pond Observatory

The observatory at Harrington Beach State Park in Belgium, Wis. is hosting a night to look at the sky as well. The viewing runs from 9:30 p.m. until 12 a.m. The event will be canceled if the sky is overcast.