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"Blood Moon" viewing this weekend at the San Bernardino County Museum

“Blood Moon” viewing this weekend at the San Bernardino County Museum

A total lunar eclipse, or “blood moon,” will be visible from Redlands this Sunday, May 15. Residents interested in viewing the celestial event can join the San Bernardino Valley Amateur Astronomers (SBVAA) at the San Bernardino County Museum from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for the museum’s Cosmic Nights.

A lunar eclipse occurs when Earth’s shadow blocks the sun’s light, which otherwise reflects off the moon. There are three types of lunar eclipses — total, partial and penumbral — with the most dramatic being a total lunar eclipse, in which Earth’s shadow completely covers the moon. During a total lunar eclipse, the moon will appear bright red in the night sky.

Cosmic Nights takes place outdoors, weather permitting, and guests are advised to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Museum galleries will also be open during this event.

Admission to this special event is $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child ages 5 to 12). Children under five are free. Tickets are available in advance online, or may be purchased at the door. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. Parking is free.

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