Triple Play in Philadelphia Skies Tonight

Experts say look east in the constellation Hercules and have your binoculars or telescope handy.

Space.com will broadcast both events.

The lunar surface of the snow moon will be subtly shadowed by a penumbral lunar eclipse - which only happens when the Earth, the sun and the moon align, according to EarthSky. All dates are Eastern Time.

"Be it a lunar eclipse, rare meteor shower, an extra-terrestrial fly-by, one thing is guaranteed: the weather in the Tysons Corner/Vienna area is going to be cloudy." someone posted on the Washington Post's Website.

Tonight will be the only penumbral lunar eclipse we'll see this year.

The astrological display will begin with a lunar eclipse that can be seen from about 5:30 p.m.to 9 p.m., said Quinn Sykes, manager of Boston University's Judson B. Coit Observatory. Image credit: Fred Espenak/NASA. Unfortunately, it's looking like there will be more clouds this evening then clear skies across CT.

Stargazers will have to fearless sub-zero temperatures in order to witness tonight's lunar eclipse, which will see the moon turn darker than normal and reddish in colour.

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A lunar eclipse starts everything off Friday night.

Comet 45P is visible as it flies by Earth. It will appear as a green, blurry ball with a tail.

Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdus√°kov√° will make its closest approach to our planet at around 10:30 p.m.

Let's just hope the clouds clear up in time.

"So if you watch the moon, full-moon, an hour or two before that and then look at it at mid-eclipse you'll notice that the moon has just missed the Earth's shadow". As with the eclipse, this event will be a little hard to discern too, and you'll need to bring out your telescope and/or set of binoculars.

You'll have to stay up a bit later to see the comet.


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