PHOTO EXTRA: Partial lunar eclipse

In this photo provided by Chelsey Cholette, the moon appears red after a partial lunar eclipse on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (Chelsey Cholette via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – A local photographer captured a recent celestial event.

Chelsey Cholette captured a blood moon – a partial lunar eclipse on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. “I was glad to have had witnessed this rare occasion,” she said.

Cholette said she snapped the picture at 9:54 p.m.

Another rare event will happen in the sky later this month but you won’t really see it.

On July 31, we will have a rare “black moon” – the phenomena of having two New Moons in the same calendar month. It will only happen in North America because the New Moon shows up Aug. 1 in the rest of the world. Our first New Moon was July 2.

In this photo provided by Chelsey Cholette, the moon appears red after a partial lunar eclipse on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (Chelsey Cholette via Newswatch Group)
In this photo provided by Chelsey Cholette, the moon on Monday, July 15, 2019 — two days before a partial lunar eclipse on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (Chelsey Cholette via Newswatch Group)
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