Observatory

Lunar Eclipse 2014

On October 8, 2014, watch the second of 4 Lunar Eclipse in 2 years - "Lunar Tetrad" View the "Blood Moon" - due to the retraction of moonlight through the atmosphere which appears blood red color.  Total eclipse lasts until sunrise here in DeKalb. This is part of a swquence of eclipses that will not happen again until 2032-2033. A Lunar Tetrad has only occurred once since 1700.

Penumbral Eclipse begins at 3:17 am, with total eclipse occurring at 5:27 am. For more information or for directions to the observatory, please e-mail observatory@niu.edu, call 753-1305 or go to www.niu.edu/physics/observatory