Lunar Eclipse This Saturday


Friday, March 2nd 2007, 5:50 am
By: News On 6


Residents across eastern Oklahoma can witness a lunar eclipse on Saturday evening, March 3rd.

In this lunar eclipse, the moon will covered by the Earth's shadow as night falls. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and Moon form a nearly straight line in space, so that the full Moon passes through Earth's shadow.

Unlike a solar eclipse, you can watch a lunar eclipse with your unaided eyes. Binoculars or a telescope will enhance the view dramatically.

It's been 2 and a half years since the last total lunar eclipse in the U.S.

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Total eclipse begins 5:44 p.m.
Total eclipse ends 6:58 p.m.
Partial eclipse ends 8:12 p.m.