Harvest Moon Eclipse

Sunday Sep 27, 2015

1801 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Phone: 841-2802
Website: Click to Visit


Admission by donation




NMMNHS Planetarium

Phone: 5058415957
Website: Click to Visit

Planetarium staff and members of the Albuquerque Astronomical Society provide several telescopes to monitor the moon’s slide into the Earth’s shadow.

The full moon closest to the fall equinox is sometimes called the Harvest Moon, but this year it will turn dark red during a total lunar eclipse.  This eclipse is special since the moon will be nearest the Earth in its slightly elliptical orbit.  It will be 2018 before the next total lunar eclipse is visible.

  Maximum eclipse is around 8:45 p.m.  This event could be canceled if the sky is cloudy.  Check the museum’s Facebook page for updates.