Seeing red

Celestial event seen from Saratoga, other parts of country

The famed author Mark Twain once said "Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side he never shows to anybody." On the night of May 15, what looked like it might be the dark side of the moon could be seen in Saratoga and across the country.

In fact, it was a lunar eclipse and the first one of 2022. The official name for this celestial event was Super Flower Blood Moon. According to, this event had the longest total lunar eclipse in 33 years. With a time of 85 minutes, it was just 11 minutes behind an event in August 1989 when the total lunar eclipse lasted 96 minutes.

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