News Short: ‘Blood Moon’ eclipse tonight

ST. GEORGE – Stargazers around town will be treated to a celestial delight tonight when the first total lunar eclipse of 2014 will grace the night sky.

The eclipse – which according to NASA’s website will begin at approximately 10:52 p.m MST – will be what is known as a “blood moon.” It will appear in the sky as a coppery red color.

The United States Naval Observatory’s Web page offers a lunar eclipse computer where viewers can input their location and get exact times of the event.

The St. George Astronomy Group, a local group of stargazing enthusiasts, has a list of the best viewing sites in the area along with information on how to access each site on their website.

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