Sky-Watchers Worldwide Get Rare 'Red Moon' Treat

Sunday, December 11th 2011, 6:45 pm
By: News 9

Sky-watchers in the western United States, Hawaii and select parts of East Asia were treated to a rare site Saturday morning, a total lunar eclipse.

For 51 minutes, starting at 6:06 a.m. the Earth's shadow completely blocked out all light from the moon, and created a red glowing outline around it.

The last total lunar eclipse was on June 15, and the next one is due on April 15, 2014.

Here in Oklahoma, we were only able to see a small part. But people in the western time zones were able to see the complete lunar eclipse.