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Griffith Observatory turned the November 2021 partial lunar eclipse into a short video.

Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser / CNET

During the evening of November 18 and 19, our lunar neighbor offered a shadow show during the longest partial lunar eclipse since 1440. Some moon watching enthusiasts attended the entire event, but if you missed it you can still enjoy the highlight reel.

Griffith Observatory in California broadcast the event live, then cut it down to a one-minute time lapse video. The eclipse lasted almost 3.5 hours, so the short version is pretty condensed.

The lunar eclipse could have been partial – meaning the entire moon was not covered by Earth’s shadow – but it was almost total, with just a thin glow left in the light. If you look closely you can see the moon take on a slight reddish tint.

The One Minute Eclipse is a perfect way to get your fix quickly, but if you’d rather savor your celestial events, you can always review the full flow of Griffith Observatory and linger on the slow shadow wash of our planet darkening the moon.

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