Partial Lunar Eclipse Rises

Stargazers around the world got a chance to see a lunar eclipse Friday, Oct. 18 as the full moon moved into the Earth's shadow.

For four hours that day, southern parts of the moon were within the Earth's outer shadow, or what is known as the pale penumbra. The time of deepest eclipse, when the penumbra covers 76.5 percent of the lunar disk, was at 7:50 p.m. ET.

At that time, the moon's slower portion looked less bright with a smudged or soiled appearance. Those who couldn't make it outside -- or who don't live in the Eastern U.S. --  could watch a livestream of the lunar event on

Contact Us