The Shortest Eclipse of the Century

Last Saturday’s lunar eclipse went total just after sunrise here in Maryland. Mrs. Hoge and I watched the beginning, but the moon set before the eclipse was total. The entire event was visible on the west coast. This video was made from a live feed by the Griffith Observatory. It runs for about 45 minutes.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCOR2FFXf4I]

Video Credit: NASA

Bonus Internet Astronomy

The eclipse last night was a dud here in Westminster. It was overcast and drizzling. The moon broke through the clouds for a couple of minutes just as the eclipse began, and hid behind the clouds. A large patch of the the clouds did turn reddish as it was backlit by the moon while the eclipse was total.

The seeing was better in Texas, and Black Betty has sent this picture.Bloodmoon 4