Billed in advance as the “longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years,” Friday morning’s celestial show lived up to the hype.
Over the years, sky watchers have learned not to get their hopes up when it comes to viewing any astronomical event.
— Stace (@HomerStacey) November 19, 2021
But for once, the weather cooperated in Chicago. Earlier cloud cover evaporated, giving way to a crystal-clear sky in the wee hours of the morning.
What a stellar view!
— AdlerPlanet (@AdlerPlanet) November 19, 2021
Average folks around the world struggled to capture the spectacle with their camera phones. Score this round to the human eye.
— Patty Wetli (@pattywetli) November 19, 2021
Trust a pro like Chicago’s Barry Butler to get the money shot.
— Barry Butler Photography (@barrybutler9) November 19, 2021