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Total Eclipse


January 23, 2019

Contributed: Troy Carpenter

Some 50 people showed up at the Goldendale Observatory's temporary Stonehenge campus to see the total lunar eclipse

Sunday night. Some people drove five hours to be here. Observatory Administrator Troy Carpenter says there could have been more, but some

people were dissuaded by what appeared to be bad viewing weather. "The clouds parted sufficiently for most of the five-hour eclipse to be

viewed," Carpenter says. "The lesson here is not to give up on an astronomical event until it's over; clouds can always blow away." The eclipse

began at 6:36 p.m. and peaked at 9:12 p.m. "The next total lunar eclipse visible from this location occurs in the early morning of May 26, 2021,

but the Moon will set before completion," Carpenter adds. "The next lunar eclipse visible from start to finish in this area will occur on March

13-14, 2025."


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