Mountain Skies Thursday's Sun Rises In Partial Eclipse
Last updated 6/21/2021 at 3:50pm
ECLIPSES OCCUR IN “SEASONS”
Eclipse Seasons: Within the past month we in the Carolinas have experienced the very beginning of a total lunar eclipse followed two weeks later by a quick glimpse of the partial phase of an annular solar eclipse. Eclipses group together on the calendar every year. It is common for solar eclipses to be preceded and/or followed by lunar eclipses. Astronomers label these times “eclipse seasons.” Each calendar year there are two eclipse seasons and some years a part of a third. We just experienced the first eclipse season of 2021 with the lunar eclips...