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UW-Madison plans eclipse watching party

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MADISON (AP) -- The moon is expected to be shadowed by the earth starting late Monday and the University of Wisconsin-Madison is celebrating.

It's the only full lunar eclipse of the year and the entire event will be visible in North America, Central America, a bit of South America, Greenland and Iceland.

Jim Lattis, director of the astronomy department's Space Place, says the eclipse will start subtly about a half hour before midnight Monday, with the moon becoming fully shadowed by 1:40 a.m. Tuesday.

The eclipse party will start at midnight Monday and run to 5 a.m. Tuesday at Space Place, which is the department's public outreach center. The event is free and open to the public.

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