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Where to view Saturday's partial lunar eclipse

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CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

Sky watchers will be treated to a lunar eclipse Saturday morning – the third one in less than one year.

Lasting less than five minutes, the total eclipse will be the shortest of the century, according to NASA.

Only a partial eclipse will be visible in Cincinnati as the sunrise will interrupt the event. But, as the Cincinnati Observatory notes, even a partial lunar eclipse is a breathtaking sight.

The observatory will set up telescopes at Ault Park near the Pavilion to view the eclipse and share close-up views of Saturn. It's free and open to the public, pending clear skies.

Guests can arrive at 5:30 a.m. The eclipse starts at 6:15 a.m. and sets at 7:22 a.m.

A lunar eclipse takes place when the sun, Earth and moon align. The moon appears darker as it passes into the earth's shadow.

Other weekend events:

Local Police and firefighters will duke it out at a charity boxing 'Battle of the Badge' on Friday night. It raises scholarship money for families of officials who have lost their life in the line of duty. Tickets are $30. 7 p.m. at Turfway Park,

Two thousand Easter eggs will be dropped from a helicopter Saturday in Wilder. The event is free, but limited to 200 kids. Register at this link. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the Family Worship Center, 97 Three Mile Road.

Bring your own Basket to Washington Park Saturday for a free Easter Egg hunt, crafts and face-painting. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at 1230 Elm Street.

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