If you missed Wednesday night's total lunar eclipse, you'll have to wait more than two years to catch the sight again.
Last year, there were two lunar eclipse. But after Wednesday's show,
the next total lunar eclipse won't happen until Dec. 20, 2010.
This eclipse started in Tracy shortly after 5:30 p.m. in the eastern sky. By 7 p.m., an orange glow was cast across the face of the moon.
A total lunar eclipse occurs when the full moon passes into Earth's
shadow and is blocked from the sun's rays that normally illuminate it.
During an eclipse, the sun, Earth and moon line up, leaving a darkened
moon visible to observers on the night side of the planet.
If you missed it, there is a time to plan for another sky spectacular later this year. In August, there will be a total solar eclipse.
For more photos, go to Glenn Moore's blog.
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