On the evening of May 15 in the Western Hemisphere, the Moon will enter the Earth’s shadow, creating a total lunar eclipse. It will be the first one since May of 2021.
To celebrate and share the celestial event, the New Mexico Museum of Science and History is planning a Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party.
The gathering will be from 8:45 pm to 11:30 pm.
If the skies are clear, telescopes will be set up at the museum’s Outdoor Decks and Front Plaza.
Organizers say that streaming video of the eclipse from professional observatories will be shown at various places between the observing locations and fun paper activities and information about the moon will be provided on table displays. Additionally, live planetarium presentations will explain how eclipses happen and why this one is special.
Admission will be by donation.
See the exact times for all the stages of this eclipse from Albuquerque on this site: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/albuquerque The web page also allows for searches of times for other locations.
Want more chances to look up? Our friends at KRQE, News 13, have a nifty list of more star-gazing dates in 2022.