Eyes in the Sky for the Longest Lunar Eclipse in 580 Years!

In the early hours of Friday morning, some of the Red Canyon Operations team and friends brought out their telescopes and binoculars to observe the Beaver Moon lunar eclipse. From about 12:15 am – 3:45 am (MST) the Moon was in umbra, or behind Earth’s shadow. The Moon was at its apogee, its furthest point in its orbit around Earth, resulting in three hours and 28 minutes of spectacular eclipse action! Compared to the 14 minutes of this year’s Super Flower Blood Moon, which occurred at the moons closest point to earth in its orbit (perigee), really shows the scale of space!

Want to learn more about eclipses? Click on the links below.

PHOTOS: The historic partial lunar eclipse around the world

The Beaver Moon partial lunar eclipse on Nov. 19 will be the longest of the century. Here are its stages explained.

Full Moon Guide: November – December 2021

Lunar Eclipse 101 – National Geographic (YouTube)

Partial Lunar Eclipse – Denver

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