Share this article

print logo

AROUND THE NATION

Earth's shadow causes partial lunar eclipse

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Skygazers got a treat Saturday when a portion of the moon crossed into the Earth's shadow during a partial lunar eclipse visible in the western United States and Canada, the Pacific and eastern Asia.

NASA says that the eclipse began at 3:17 a.m. PDT and ended about three hours later.

During a lunar eclipse, the Earth blocks out some of the sun's rays that would normally reach the moon. Slightly more than half of the moon's surface was shaded at the eclipse's peak, according to NASA.

Saturday's partial eclipse was a preview to the total lunar eclipse in December that will be visible throughout North America.

***

Senate candidate says he's been subpoenaed

CHICAGO (AP) -- U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias says former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich's lawyers have subpoenaed him to testify at Blagojevich's corruption trial.

Giannoulias said Sunday that he introduced a friend of President Obama to a union official. The friend, Valerie Jarrett, allegedly was Obama's choice to replace him in the Senate after he was elected president.

Prosecutors say Blagojevich sought favors from the White House in return for Jarrett's appointment and delivered the message through the union official.

Blagojevich, 53, has pleaded not guilty to charges that he schemed to get a large payoff, a high-paying job after he left office or a big campaign contribution in exchange for the Senate seat.

There are no comments - be the first to comment