Can you spot your favorite fairy tale character?
Did you happen to catch the total eclipse of the moon this morning? It was best seen in the western United States. It was visible in the western sky. This picture was taken when it was about 20 minutes away from totality. A few minutes later is disappeared behind the horizon and it was gone. The sun started coming up in the east, but it was still a really beautiful sight.
Totality — when the moon is completely consumed by Earth’s shadow — began at 6:06 a.m. Pacific time Saturday, and ended at 6:57 a.m. Even on the Pacific coast, dawn started to brighten the sky before the eclipse was over.
If you missed Saturday’s eclipse, there will be a partial one next June 4. There will not be a total lunar eclipse again until April 15, 2014.