WATCH: Total lunar eclipse to hover over DC

Above the storm clouds in the D.C. area, the moon and sun are gearing up for a beautiful display — a total lunar eclipse.

Space aficionado, author and WTOP Space Reporter Greg Redfern says that you can expect to see a couple of cool items in the first total lunar eclipse since May of 2021. These include:

  • Penumbral eclipse begins at 9:32 p.m. EDT on May 15.
  • Partial eclipse begins at 10:27 p.m. EDT on May 15.
  • Totality begins (moon engulfed in Earth’s shadow) begins at 11:29 p.m. EDT on May 15.
  • Totality ends at 12:53 a.m. EDT.
  • Partial eclipse ends at 5:55 1:55 a.m. EDT.
  • Penumbral eclipse ends at 2:50 a.m. EDT.
  • Maximum eclipse is at 12:12 a.m. EDT.

Watch the live stream from NASA TV below.

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

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