Full Lunar Eclipse Monday Night | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Full Lunar Eclipse Monday Night

Play associated audio
Full moon photograph taken Oct. 22 from Madison, Ala.
Gregory H. Revera
Full moon photograph taken Oct. 22 from Madison, Ala.

Should the skies clear, the moon will be entirely in the shadow of the earth for about one hour beginning around 2:40 a.m. Tuesday.

It will be the first time a lunar eclipse has coincided with the winter solstice in 456 years. The last time was in 1554.

An eclipse of the moon is safe to watch with the naked eye, but binoculars or a telescope will give you a much better view.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 23

You can see a play and hear music made famous by film.

NPR

Why California's Drought-Stressed Fruit May Be Better For You

Is California's severe drought hurting the nutrient content of fruit? No, preliminary data on pomegranates suggest. The fruit may be smaller, but packed with more antioxidants, tests show.
NPR

In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Decide Tight Senate Race

Latinos make up 9 percent of the state's population and 2 percent of registered voters, and a new poll shows many are undecided. In Charlotte, Michel Martin learns more about their growing influence.
NPR

Mark Zuckerberg Shows Off His Mandarin Chinese Skills

The Facebook co-founder and CEO spoke at Tsinghua University in Beijing for about 30 minutes. In Mandarin. His audience liked it.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.