April 15 lunar eclipse faces tough odds in South Jersey

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South Jersey viewers hoping to catch a glimpse of tonight’s out-of-this-world lunar eclipse may be obscured by a far-too-familiar worldly phenomenon instead: cloud cover. You may want to forget about setting the alarm for an early morning wake-up call, according to future cloud cover weather models./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com South Jersey viewers hoping to catch a glimpse of tonight’s out-of-this-world lunar eclipse may be obscured by a far-too-familiar worldly phenomenon instead: cloud cover. You may want to forget about setting the alarm for an early morning wake-up call, according to future cloud cover weather models./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com

South Jersey viewers hoping to catch a glimpse of tonight’s out-of-this-world lunar eclipse may be obscured by a far-too-familiar worldly phenomenon instead: cloud cover. You may want to forget about setting the alarm for an early morning wake-up call, according to future cloud cover weather models.

Lunar eclipse in South Jersey: Clouds prevail

According to the Rapid Refresh HRRR 3km model run by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, South Jersey lunar eclipse watchers could face 30-100 percent cloud cover early tomorrow morning.

The greatest amount of cloud cover will be closer to the ocean, unfortunately.

A partial eclipse is scheduled to begin at 1:58 a.m. The total eclipse begins at 3:07 a.m. and ends at 4:25 a.m.

The cloud cover is in advance of a strong cold front that could deliver more than an inch of rain, gusty winds and possible thunderstorms on Tuesday, April 15, according to the National Weather Service.

 


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