Supermoon Eclipse Observation At PEEC Sunday

Supermoon. Courtesy/space.com

PEEC News:

Starting at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is bringing out the telescopes to observea lunar eclipse from the Los Alamos Nature Center. 

From the nature center, the moon will appear full as Earth passes between the sun and the moon. During the eclipse, the moon will take on a red glow from light traveling through the edges of the Earth’s atmosphere. It is termed a “supermoon” eclipse, because the moon is closer to Earth on the 27th and 28th of this month than any other time of the year.

Join PEEC’s local astronomers to observe the last total lunar eclipse until 2018 and learn more about our wonderful night sky. For more information this or other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 505.662.0460.

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.

 

 

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