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Contact: Ryan Koepke, 219-395-1882
Come out and join a park ranger on Sunday, September 27, from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Chellberg Farm and enjoy a fall evening watching a total lunar eclipse of the “Super Moon.” When the moon’s orbit brings it to its closest point to the Earth it is called a “Super Moon” because it can appear to be 14% larger than normal. This moon will also turn a reddish hue as a result of passing directly behind the Earth into its shadow. During the evening, visitors can take turns watching the moon change through the park’s telescope. During the evening, a short night hike will be offered for those who want to wander in the near total darkness of the eclipse. Try not to miss this event; it won’t happen again until 2033. Bring a flashlight for the walk back to the parking lot after the program.
Park and meet the ranger at the Bailly/Chellberg parking lot located at 618 N. Mineral Springs Road in Porter, Indiana. The program site will be a short walk from the parking lot to the farm yard. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit or contact our information desk at 219- 395-1882.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is part of the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 408 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.