Clouds may impact lunar eclipse viewing Sunday night

Posted at 7:47 PM, Sep 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-25 20:09:56-04

West Michigan – A storm system moving up the East Coast may impact our viewing of the lunar eclipse for Sunday night. The graphic above shows much of the eastern third of the country under a veil of clouds from that storm.

Cloud cover Sunday night

This graphic from NOAA shows the percent of cloud cover expected for Sunday night at 8 PM. West Michigan has about 80% cloud cover with lesser amounts north and west.

Sky cover early Monday morning

By 2 AM the cloud cover has decreased a bit to around 60%.

The partial eclipse begins at 9:07 PM EDT Sunday night.   The total eclipse begins at 10:11 PM EDT Sunday night.    The greatest eclipse is at 10:47 PM EDT Sunday night.      The partial eclipse ends at 12:27 AM EDT Monday morning.

As with any weather event for several days in the future the weather variables may change as we get closer to the event.

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