|December 3, 2021|
Lunar eclipse one to remember
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Lunar eclipses are routine by astronomical standards. But last night’s event was unusual.
It was the longest, nearly total lunar eclipse in over 500 years, lasting over six hours in the time it took for the earth to pass between the moon and the sun.
More than 97% of the moon was covered at the peak of the eclipse, according to NASA.
The lunar eclipse was visible throughout southern California and was seen easily with the unaided eye, though telescopes or binoculars to enhance the view.
The next total lunar eclipse visible across Southern California on May 15-16, 2022.
Story Date: November 20, 2021