SAN ANTONIO – The longest partial lunar eclipse of the 21st century took place in the early morning hours on Friday but if you stayed up to see it, you might have been disappointed.
Views of the lunar eclipse were partially obstructed by clouds for the majority of the event but some people still managed to snap some photos.
The eclipse covered roughly 97% of the full moon - referred to as the Beaver Moon.
Humans have used the moon as a way to keep track of the passing of the year for millennia and, according to National Geographic, ancient cultures would give each full moon a different name based on the behavior of the plants, animals or weather during that month.
Smithsonian Magazine called the eclipse a once-in-a-thousand-years event.
San Antonio-area resident and frequent sky watcher Oscar Carrero set up a livestream of the event but clouds disturbed the viewing for parts of the video.
Here are photos of the partial lunar eclipse of the Beaver Moon: