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Dec 9, 2011 12:02 PM by Chrissy Kohler (SotrmTracker Weather)

Montanans can view total lunar eclipse this weekend

We've got a pretty big event Saturday morning for all you early risers. And even those of you who sleep late, should think about getting up for this!

A lunar eclipse will happen Saturday morning and we here in the Northern Rockies will get a pretty good view of it. The eclipse begins at 4:30 a.m. and the moon will be totally eclipsed shortly after 7:30 a.m., which is about 40 minutes before our sunrise.

We'll get a pretty good view of the eclipse before the moon sets in the west, so it'll be well worth getting up a bit early for.

Astronomers say that Montanans will be able to see it, but it will be very low on the horizon in the early morning hours. This will be the last total eclipse of the moon until April 15, 2014 according to NASA.

Just cross your fingers that we don't get much in the way of fog Saturday morning!

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