Martz Observatory To Host Super Moon Eclipse Viewing

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FREWSBURG – Weather permitting, it will be a special night at the Martz Observatory.

The Observatory will host a viewing of the Super Moon Eclipse starting Sunday about 9 p.m. and running until about 2 p.m. at the facility, 176 Robbin Hill Road.

At 9 p.m., if the sky is clear, the viewing of the eclipse will commence.

Officials said the Penumbral phase ( a portion of shadow) will starts 9:35 p.m. and the Partial umbral phase will be about 10:33 p.m. From 11:41 p.m. to 12:44 a.m. the Totality phase will happen and the partial umbral phase will end abouot 1:50 a.m. The penumbral phase will end at 4:49 a.m.

Officials noted that while the classroom is heated, the observatories are not. Dress warmly because viewers will be on the second highest point of land in Chautauqua County.

Officials said a $5 donation will be appreciated.

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