News you can use - lunar eclipse tomorrow

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East coasters will see the whole thing - it will be underway for those of us on the west coast.
From Sky & Telescope:

You can't do better for an astronomical event than a total lunar eclipse. It's visible to city and rural residents alike across half the planet, requires no special equipment, lasts for hours and is guaranteed to happen. How many other celestial shows offer this kind of ease and certainty? About the only thing that can get in the way are clouds. And for that, you can check current cloud maps to find the nearest clear skies. More about that in a moment.

On Sunday night–Monday morning May 15–16, the Moon will undergo a total eclipse widely visible across the Americas, Europe, and Africa. From the East Coast partial eclipse begins about two hours after sunset, an hour after sunset for the Midwest, and near sunset for the mountain states.

Farther west along the West Coast, the moon will rise fully immersed in Earth's shadow. While that may make it sketchy to see at first, as the sky darkens, dramatic views of a highly reddened Moon near the horizon will make for stirring photographic possibilities. In the Eastern Hemisphere, European and African observers will witness the eclipse in the early morning hours and at dawn.

Visibility chart and times at the site.

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