Posted on: April 3, 2014

View a Total Lunar Eclipse at Sea With Pacific Whale Foundation

 
Pacific Whale Foundation will offer a rare opportunity to witness a total lunar eclipse at sea on Monday, April 14 when its Full Moon Eco-Adventure coincides with this natural phenomenon between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm. This two-hour moon- and star-gazing cruise will be narrated by Harriet Witt, an international award winning astronomy writer and speaker who will enlighten passengers on the wonders aking place in the night sky.
 
“You couldn’t ask for a better vantage point for viewing a lunar eclipse than on a boat off the coast of Maui,” says John Gaskins, Customer Care General Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation. “This will be an exciting experience of a lifetime.”
 
The cruise will be positioned to observe the lunar eclipse from start to finish. Changes 
in the moon’s shape and brightness should be visible starting at approximately 8:00 
pm, as the moon moves into the shadow of the earth. Weather conditions permitting, 
viewers may also see changes in the moon’s color to red or black. At the mid-way point 
of the cruise, the total phase of the eclipse will begin and the moon will be very dark 
or deep red, or may even disappear entirely. This phase should continue through the 
remainder of the cruise and end at approximately 10:30 pm. 
 
In addition to the sights of a lunar eclipse, there will also be the chance to hear the 
 songs of live whales when hydrophones are lowered into the sea. The Full 
Moon Eco-Adventure also includes drinks, appetizers, dessert and a full-color marine 
life poster. The cruise departs from Lahaina Harbor. Reservations are required and 
can be booked by calling 808-249-8811 ext. 1 or save 10% when you book online at 
www.pacificwhale.org.