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Event at Dark Sky Park in Petoskey/Mackinaw City: Field Trip to the Moon Part III

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October 8, 2014
5:30 am - 7:45 am
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Dark Sky Park/The Headlands/Guest House
7725 E. Wilderness Park Dr.
Mackinaw City, MI United States

Field Trip to the Moon Part III, before and until sunrise, 5:30-7:45am.

Part III of this year’s “Field Trip to the Moon” is timed to the peak of the Total Lunar Eclipse on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 8. This eclipse is the second in the series of four Total Lunar Eclipses making up the tetrad of eclipses that is occurring from April 2014 through September 2015, and will be in phase as it is setting for Northern Michigan observers.

Gather at the Headlands Guest House area to watch the eclipsing Moon over Lake Michigan from 5:30am until sunrise, at 7:46am.

There are telescopes, binoculars, art supplies and light refreshments on hand for this event, which promises to be a great photographic opportunity, with the drama of Full Moon setting into Earth’s shadow while lowering into the Lake.

Mackinaw City, on I-75, is at the very tip of Michigan’s mitt, the last stop before crossing the Mackinac Bridge.