Mention the summer of ’69, and you may think of the 1985 Bryan Adams song of that title, which was not really about the summer of 1969 when Adams was just 10 years old.
Neil Armstrong was a soft-spoken engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made “one giant leap for mankind” with a small step onto the moon. The modest man, who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quarter-million miles away, but credited others for the feat, died Saturday. He was 82.
Okay, all you astronomers, Saturday night is for you, as the moon will be super – literally. Plus, you might see some shooting stars.
The totality phase — when the moon was completely immersed in Earth’s shadow — lasted 72 minutes.
Night owls in northern New Jersey can get a close glimpse of the first total lunar eclipse in nearly three years.