LAKE GENEVA — Geneva Lake Astrophysics and Steam is kicking off its summer series a little early this year with a viewing party Sunday night of the Flower Moon Lunar Eclipse.

The group hopes to line the shoreline of Geneva Lake with telescopes and demos to bring a one of a kind eclipse viewing experience.

The event will feature telescopes trained on the moon for those who attend to track the progress of the eclipse and learn about the different features of the lunar surface. 

GLAS is asking people who attend their event to purchase a $5 ticket ahead of time HERE.

The event will take place at Library park in Lake Geneva from 9:30-11:30pm on Sunday, May 15, 2022.

Notable event times (Central Time):

  • Partial Eclipse begins: 9:27 pm
  • Total Eclipse begins: 10:29 pm
  • Maximum Eclipse: 11:11 pm
  • Total Eclipse ends: 11:53 pm
  • Partial Eclipse ends: 12:55 am

There is the possibility of cloud cover Sunday evening in the Fox Valley, so it the eclipse isn’t visible, people can still watch it on NASA’s livestream.

Watch the Livestream here

NASA will feature livestreams of the eclipse from locations across the globe! They’ll also host an episode of NASA Science Live, from 10 p.m. – 11 p.m. CT.

You don’t need any special equipment to observe a lunar eclipse, according to NASA’s eclipse guide, although binoculars or a telescope will enhance the view and the red color. A dark environment away from bright lights makes for the best viewing conditions.

The eastern half of the United States and all of South America will have the opportunity to see every stage of the lunar eclipse. Totality will be visible in much of Africa, western Europe, Central and South America, and most of North America.


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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak launched Walworth County Community News in 2021. He is the former editor of The Week and Walworth County Sunday.