Clear skies in Jacksonville for Sunday night's total lunar eclipse

Freezing windchills during the supermoon Sunday night

By Mark Collins - Meteorologist

Clouds stay offshore over the gulf stream Sunday with clear skies over land for the total lunar eclipse.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla - Don't worry about any clouds spoiling your view to the total lunar eclipse Sunday night over Jacksonville. While the skies stay clear the cold will "sock it to ya."

A blast of frigid Canadian air will sweep down into the greater Jacksonville area Sunday and send temperatures plummeting to 40° just after 11 p.m. when the eclipse begins Sunday night. Winds behind the cold front whip the feels like temperatures down to the freezing mark.

According to NASA, this will be one of the sky's "most dazzling shows," as the moon will be at its closest point to Earth, making the moon appear slightly bigger and a lot brighter, an event that is often referred to as a "supermoon." 

Only dim red light from the sun will illuminate the moon since the entire Earth's shadow will block the rays during totality as Earth passes directly between the sun and the moon.  

The view in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia will be spectacular since the skies will look extra clear without any humidity or haze. 

Total eclipse begins: 11:41 p.m.
Totality: 12:13 a.m.
Total eclipse ends: 12:43 a.m. 

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