Once in every two to three years, the sun, the earth, and the moon align themselves with the phenomenon known as the blood moon. Sunday, Jan 20 at 6 pm
While the LSC's will be open all day, the festivities for the blood moon will not begin until 6 pm Visitors are free to join at any time during the day and night. The event will run until 1 am.
Telescopes wants to enjoy the lunar eclipse. Educators that will answer any questions about this natural occurrence. An eclipse-themed show will take place in the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium with shows at 6:20, 7:10, 7:50, 8:30, 9:1
The moon can only take on it's blood-red appearance during the occurrence of a lunar eclipse, which is when the Earth, its sun, and moon are aligned in a straight line, causing the Earth to block direct sunlight from the moons surface.
The moon is still visible, but when the sun passes through the earth, the light's color becomes filtered, and the light turns into the sky. The last time at eclipse had this effect on the moon in 2015.
Other activities for the night include the make-your-own crater adventure, face painting, and the astronaut glove challenge on astronauts glove.
The LCS's Lunar Mania event is open to all.
Tickets can be purchased at lsc.org. The Liberty Science Center is located at 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City.