Yes, some saw lunar eclipse de­spite clouds

The Washington Post Sunday - - COMMUTER - — Martin Weil

Some in the Wash­ing­ton re­gion saw and pho­tographed the lunar eclipse Fri­day night de­spite the over­cast skies.

Pho­tos of the gray moon above the Wash­ing­ton Mon­u­ment were posted on Twit­ter. The gray­ness was char­ac­ter­is­tic of the type of eclipse, in which the moon did not en­ter the dark­est part of the Earth’s shadow.

In­stead, it was in the area called the penum­bra an area of only par­tial shadow.

By 2 a.m. Satur­day, the eclipse was long over, but skies had cleared suf­fi­ciently for night-owl skygaz­ers to see high above them the Fe­bru­ary full moon. With only the flim­si­est veil of clouds, it shone at close to peak bright­ness.

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