Partial Lunar Eclipse Saturday Morning


Friday, June 25th 2010, 2:26 pm
By: News On 6


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TULSA, OK -- If you don't mind getting up early Saturday, you can witness a partial eclipse of the moon.

The moon will set Saturday in the southwest at 5:57 a.m.

Just before that, the dark inner shadow of the Earth (called the Umbra) will begin to cross the top of the moon at 5:17 a.m.

It will continue to cover the top right corner of the moon. The moon will only be about quarter covered when it sets at 5:57 a.m.

Because the partial eclipse happens so late, you'll need a clear view to the southwest horizon.

If you want more specific information, NASA has a page dedicated to the eclipse.

Looking farther down the road, winter begins with a total lunar eclipse just after midnight on December 21st.