Lunar eclipse to take place on Sunday night


A lunar eclipse will take place on Sunday night offering a treat to Newfoundlanders and Labradorians if the skies are clear.


The eclipse should be viewable to most people on the Island portion of the province but in Labrador, conditions are expected to be overcast.


The last total lunar eclipse happened about a year ago.

The best viewing time is 1:41 am in Newfoundland and 1:11 am in most of Labrador.


What is a lunar eclipse?

A lunar eclipse is a celestial event that occurs when the Moon moves into the Earth's shadow. It can only happen during a full moon when the moon is near either lunar node.