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.