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