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By Diane Sieker

'Blood Moon' hovers over Anza Valley


Last updated 2/1/2019 at 1:31am

Adrian Campos photo

Adrian Campos captures this image as the shadow of the earth begins creeping over the face of the moon.

The total lunar eclipse of Jan. 21 was a much-anticipated and well-documented astronomical event in the skies above the Anza Valley.

Local shutterbugs captured the various phases of the eclipse to share with friends and neighbors. Fortunately, the clouds broke in time to allow excellent views of the interesting occasion.

The eclipse occurred Sunday, Jan. 20, starting about 6:30 p.m. For observers in Europe and Africa, the eclipse happened during the morning hours of Jan. 21. The moon was near its perigee, which is the point in the orbit of the moon at which it is nearest to the earth that...

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