While visiting February 10th 2017, be sure to check out the Anna Maria Island night sky event! A once in a life time experience, you’ll enjoy a Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse and a Comet all together!
Anna Maria Island Night Sky Event
First for the evening you’ll enjoy the winter full moon, also called a Snow Moon. Around 5:30pm the moon will creep over the horizon into view. As it comes up the moon will start to enter into the Earth’s penumbral or outer shadow and turn a dim gray color. East Coast viewers will start to notice the lunar eclipse around 6:15pm. Just before 10pm the eclipse will be over, but the show doesn’t stop there.
Next you’ll have the opportunity to see Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusáková starting at about 10:30 when it’s closest to Earth. This pale green Comet will require a telescope or even a pair of binoculars to view. Look to the East-Northeast near the constellation Hercules.
You can also watch the nights events unfold live at live.slooh.com.
Enjoy the Anna Maria Island Night Sky Event, wish for clear skies, and have a fantastic island experience!