June 4th 2012 Lunar Eclipse

On top of the wonderful Partial Solar Eclipse that was visible throughout most of the Western United States, Pacific and parts of Eastern Asia on May 20th 2012, we have another event right around the corner, a partial Lunar Eclipse on June 4th 2012.

For specific details (especially national details) we encourage you to look at NASA's eclipse page: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OH2012.html

This eclipse will not be as spectacular as the previously mentioned Solar Eclipse but it is certainly worth a viewing if you're awake early on the morning of Monday, June 4th 2012.  The eclipse will be visible in the U.S. leading up to Moonset (Just prior to Sunrise since the Moon is also full) across the country.  From Lawrence, KS the Eclipse show will start at approximately 0500 local time and end for local viewers when the Moon sets sometime between 0545 and 0600 depending on your vantage point looking West.

We have created a video using Stellarium (http://www.stellarium.org) to provide an example of what the eclipse might look like looking at it from a good vantage point near Lawrence, KS.

YouTube Video: June 4th 2012, Lunar Eclipse – Lawrence, KS