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April 14, 2014

Midlands weather looking bad for lunar eclipse viewing

Clouds are likely to blot out a lunar eclipse in the Midlands tonight, with nearly a 100 percent cloud cover forecast early Tuesday.

Clouds are likely to blot out a lunar eclipse in the Midlands tonight, with nearly a 100 percent cloud cover forecast early Tuesday.

The moon will move into the Earth’s shadow from about 1:30-5:30 a.m. Tuesday, and viewing events are scheduled at the University of South Carolina’s Melton Observatory and the Lake Murray dam. But unless the forecast is way off, nobody in the Midlands will see much of the show.

At least we won’t have to wait long for another chance. Another lunar eclipse is coming Oct. 8, and two more are on the way April 4 and Sept. 28 in 2015.

Joey Holleman

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