If the sky is clear tonight, there will be an opportunity to witness a full lunar eclipse.
A lunar eclipse is when the moon passes through the earth's shadow and unlike a solar eclipse, can last for hours. According to Manitoba Museum, the event technically begins at 2:02 am and will last nearly six hours. It says, if you want to catch the highlights and see the colour, watching between 3:45 am and 4:45 am should give you a good view.
The Manitoba Museum has provided the following timeline for residents of southern Manitoba:
2:02 am - penumbral eclipse begins as the moon enters the faint and fuzzy outer shadow of the earth
3:09 am - partial eclipse begins as the moon starts to move into the dark central shadow of the earth
4:16 am - full eclipse begins
4:59 am - maximum eclipse
5:41 am - full eclipse ends
6:49 am - partial eclipse ends
7:56 am - penumbral eclipse ends
Though the eclipse officially ends at 7:56 Tuesday morning, according to Manitoba Museum, the moon will no longer be visible in southern Manitoba at that time as it will be below the horizon.
Environment Canada is calling for a cloudy sky overnight in Steinbach. However, the sky is supposed to clear a little on Tuesday morning. The question is, will the sky clear enough and in time to catch any portion of tonight's lunar eclipse?