Celebrate This Rare Event at Lowell!
There will be a total lunar eclipse on the evening of May 15, into the early morning hours of May 16. It will be visible from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and parts of Asia. Totality will last for almost an hour and a half, making this eclipse a particularly long one. It will also occur when the Moon is at one of its closest points to Earth, meaning it will appear larger in the sky.
Lowell Observatory is celebrating the eclipse with our first-ever Lunar Eclipse Party! Enjoy festivities throughout the evening, from 5pm to midnight. Lowell Observatory will have the Chile Box food truck, Historic Brewing Co. beer, poi performances, a fun Bingo scavenger hunt, live music, face painting, special science talks, and additional state-of-the-art telescopes available for viewing the Total Lunar Eclipse.
Enjoy our in-person festivities with an all-day general admission pass. Purchase yours here.
Can’t make it in person? Lowell Observatory will be streaming the Total Lunar Eclipse from moon rise (7:15pm PDT) to Midnight. Our livestream will include educational programming, live views of the Total Lunar Eclipse from our TEC140 Refracting Telescope, and other perspectives of the eclipse from around the world. Join on YouTube for this free livestream event.