A partial lunar eclipse mesmerized observers around the world on Monday, emerging in the early morning hours to make for a neat weekend event.
The eclipse began about 12:30 a.m. ET and lasted until 4:30 a.m. ET, according to the Center for Astrophysics and Space Research in Madrid. Spectators reported a beautiful ring of light.
“The Moon is a celestial walking star, not a machine and is not a good investment so get back to real work,” the sunframed Post Commenter u wrote.
“I spent the morning watching the stunning eclipse while having an amazing breakfast in bed,” i wrote.
“Ringing Moon. Look at it for a while!” e said.
A total lunar eclipse will occur in 2019 but only in the southern hemisphere.
The Internet also reported seeing a rare shadow-cone trail by the moon, such as the pictured below, though it was rare for it to appear in all cities. The same exact shadow-cone trail was visible on Feb. 27, according to the Toronto Sun.
For the totality of the lunar eclipse viewers were treated to a pretty dazzling ring.
Still don’t understand a lunar eclipse (I do) It’s a mere cloud covering that changes it from a naked man walking along the beach to a moving pole with the burning rays upon it. There’s also a tinge of a blood moon about the moon as seen from Earth, when you align it with Earth’s own shadow. — Leland Smart (@BigbangDad_) March 5, 2011
But a solar eclipse had absolutely no effect. You won’t see one on March 20th or March 21st either.