Lunar eclipse visible tonight

Night owls and Bonnie Tyler fans will see a total eclipse of the moon tonight if the sky of San Francisco can stay clear.

The moon will just after 7:30 p.m. tonight but will not start passing through the weakest part of Earth’s shadow, or penumbra, until 12:52 a.m. Tuesday, according to the U.S. Naval Observatory.

At that point, the moon will begin turning reddish or orange caused by sunlight moving through Earth’s atmosphere.

The moon will be entirely consumed by the shadow at 2:52, and the total eclipse is set to last until 4:22 a.m., or 1.5 hours, when it starts moving out of the Earth’s strongest shadow, or umbra.

The moon then leaves the earth’s shadow entirely at 6:22 a.m. and sets at 6:49 Tuesday morning.

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