Lunar and Planetary Institute
On the evening of October 27, 2004, there will be a total lunar eclipse that can be viewed across much of the United States. Be sure to catch this amazing celestial event — the next total eclipse visible from North America won't occur until March 2007!
Join us at the Lunar and Planetary Institute
for an evening of hands-on children's activities
See a Moon rock
Explore the causes of eclipses
View the eclipse through the telescopes of the JSC Astronomical Society
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 27, 2004
A map of the region and the LPI location is available for download.
In ancient China, people believed that eclipses occurred when a dragon swallowed the Moon. They beat on mirrors to make the dragon release the Moon and return it to the sky.