A simulation of the eclipse slightly more than halfway done.

Lunar eclipse Lowcountry bound tonight

Mark your calendar to stay up late the night of Monday, April 14, as a total eclipse of the moon becomes visible in the Lowcountry during the wee hours of Tuesday, April 15.

Things will get underway at 12:55 a.m. with the full eclipse visible at 3:08 and ending at 5:32 in the morning — so better stock up on the coffee and donuts. 

For the best viewing you'll want to get away from the city and be able to have a view to the south and southwest.

  • Penumbral eclipse begins, April 15, 12:55 a.m.
  • Maximum Eclipse, 1:58 
  • Partial eclipse begins, 1:59
  • Total Eclipse begins, 3:08
  • Total Eclipse ends, 4:23
  • Partial Eclipse ends, 5:32
  • Penumbral Eclipse ends, 6:36

Also mark your calendars for another lunar eclipse on October 8 and a partial solar eclipse on October 23.

This was originally published on February 26, 2014.