LAS VEGAS — If weather cooperates, the Student Observatory at the College of Southern Nevada Planetarium will be open to the public late Tuesday for a chance to help see a total lunar eclipse.
The planetarium is expected to open at 11 p.m. for viewing of the event, which is also commonly referred to as a "blood moon."
According to the planetarium, the moon will begin to enter the darkest part of the Earth's shadow, called the umbra, at 2:18 a.m. The beginning of totality, with the moon entirely within the umbra, will occur at 3:28 a.m. The total phase of the eclipse will end at 4:24 a.m. as the moon begins to leave the umbra. The final partial phase of the eclipse will end at 6:34 a.m. near moonset and sunrise.
If you can't make it to the planetarium, the school said the eclipse should be easily seen anywhere in the valley.