Shortest Total Lunar Eclipse of the Century Dazzles Many

The shortest total lunar eclipse of the century stuck around only 3 ½ hours but it still astonished those who were lucky enough to witness it.

People in Japan, New Zealand and eastern Australia were treated to a nighttime show, while those in the western United States and Canada had to arise early Saturday morning to get a glimpse.

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The earth’s shadow completely shrouded the moon for only a matter of minutes because the moon only passed through the upper part of the Earth’s shadow instead of through the middle of it, like it does during longer eclipses.

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The next lunar eclipse takes place in September.


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1 Comment on Shortest Total Lunar Eclipse of the Century Dazzles Many

  1. Unfortunately, I am not an early Saturday morning riser unless I am forewarned. Looks like this lunar eclipse would have been worth it.
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