(FOX 9) - If you were up late last night, you might have seen something up in the sky that won't happen again for a long time.
A partial lunar eclipse happened before dawn Friday morning. It was considered a once in a lifetime event.
A partial lunar eclipse occurred early Friday morning. (Greg Kellogg/FOX 9 / FOX 9)
It was the longest lunar eclipse in 580 years, lasting about 3.5 hours and covering more than 97% of the moon's diameter.
Locally, it started just after 1:15 a.m. and lasted for about 3.5 hours.
A partial lunar eclipse occurred early Friday morning. (Greg Kellogg/FOX 9)