Tonight should be good weather to view the Total Lunar Eclipse on Maui! Yay.
HEADS UP: I’ve heard of other groups that are meeting at La Perouse to observe the eclipse. La Perouse doesn’t have a lot of parking so I’m getting there super early to get a spot. If you can’t find parking I’m not sure what to tell you……….Makena Road is narrow with not much space on either side……you may need to walk quite a way if parking down the road.
If it looks cloudy at La Perouse when I get there, I may want to relocate to a better spot……so please be flexible if you wish to join me. I will leave a sign taped on the porta-potty if I leave with directions.
Fingers are crossed!
Here we come Blood Moon!!!! Check out some interesting info below.
I found this on a religious website ….. it’s pretty interesting….. http://www.jesusonmymind.com/services
And this site too….. http://watch.org/showart.php3?idx=104119
Seven back-to-back, blood-red moons have fallen on the first day of Passover and Sukkot, with the eighth time coming in 2014 and 2015
Mark found that we have had blood-red moons on the first day of Passover and the first day of Sukkot on back-to-back years seven times since 1 A.D. Three of these occurrences were connected to 1492 (the final year of the Spanish Inquisition), 1948 (statehood for Israel and the War of Independence), and 1967 (the Six-Day War) — some of the most significant days in Jewish history.
I’m so excited about the first Total Lunar Eclipse in a series of 4 Total Eclipses that will take place this year and in 2015.
MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014 is when the eclipse starts for Maui. Start time is 7:58pm and ends at 11:33pm.
FOR ASTRONOMY CLUB MEMBERS ONLY (that’s you)…..please do not bring a bunch of friends or neighbors since La Perouse is small and there’s limited parking for Members.
7:30pm – 11:30pm
La Perouse Bay
Event is free but donations are always welcomed!
- Bring a blanket, chair or lay on your car to enjoy the Moon passing thru the Earth’s shadow.
- During totality, the Moon should turn a reddish color! I’m hoping to get some good photo shots of this!
- Bring water, snacks and if you have some music to play that would be great.BE FLEXIBLE! If the weather is cloudy or rainy at La Perouse that night, I will travel to a place where it will be clear! Perhaps Kihei, Lahaina or UpCountry.
An email will be sent Monday around 3pm for a weather call.
Bring your scope, camera, binoculars, flashlight, etc.
I will have my 8” scope there and high powered binoculars.