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Seeing lunar eclipse ‘unlikely’ in Southern California due to clouds



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Attempt once more in 2025.

Southern California sky gazers could have a tough time seeing the entire lunar eclipse early Tuesday — although they could catch a glimpse of it by way of briefly parting clouds, in keeping with meteorologists.

The area’s first significant winter storm will likely be lashing Los Angeles and the remainder of Southern California with rain and cloud cowl because the final lunar eclipse until 2025 settles over North America round 2:17 a.m.

“It appears unlikely [that Southern Californians will see the eclipse],” stated Mike Wofford, a meteorologist with the Nationwide Climate Service in Oxnard. “Although it’s theoretically potential; there could possibly be some breaks within the clouds tonight.”

However don’t guess on it, Wofford stated.

The lunar eclipse, climate allowing, is anticipated to be seen throughout North America in Tuesday’s early hours. The full eclipse will final about 1½ hours. The moon will flip a reddish hue, which is why the eclipse is called a “blood moon.”

For these unable to see the celestial present due to poor climate circumstances, the eclipse will likely be livestreamed on YouTube by from its cell observatory in New Mexico.