November’s Lunar Eclipse


Iris Lee

Lunar eclipses are definitely something most people look forward to.

“Eclipses can occur when the Sun, Moon, and Earth align. Lunar eclipses can happen only during a full moon, when the Moon and Sun are on opposite sides of Earth. At that point, the Moon can move into the shadow cast by Earth, resulting in a lunar eclipse.” Explains NASA.

But this year’s lunar eclipse was unlike any other, it was the longest partial lunar eclipse in ~500 years!

The lunar eclipse lasted about 3 and a half hours, according to NASA.

Even though this year’s lunar eclipse lasted so long, it was hard to view it where we are. It happened to start at about 3AM (McKinney time), so only very determined people who wanted to wake up in the middle of the night got to see it.

Lunar Eclipses can happen 2-3 times every year.