Nolan Sump

Nolan Sump, Blue Rapids, prepares his telescope for viewing Sunday night’s total lunar eclipse. Sump sponsors an astronomy club at Hiawatha High School, where he teaches. Photo by Sarah Kessinger


People can see the beginning of a total lunar eclipse from Marshall County by 9:30 p.m. Sunday, barring cloudy weather.

That’s early enough for area residents to get a glimpse as the rare celestial spectacle unfolds.