THE ECLIPSE OF THE MOON.
On the 12th of September, at six o’clock in the evening, when the sun went down, the eclipsing of the moon began. It began on the eastern side of the moon. That is how the shadow of the Earth rose; in one hour, the Moon was totally darkened, at seven in the evening. However, the moon didn’t totally disappear. You could make out where the moon was, and it appeared red.
It remained that way until after half past eight. And then the total darkness subsided and the shining started from the eastern side, just as the darkening began. That is how the light began until the shadow of the Earth passed by to the west, at half past nine; just as was explained in the American Almanac.
I was negligent in reporting this darkening of the Moon earlier in the Elele. K.
Honolulu, September 13, 1848.
(Elele Hawaii, 9/18/1848, p. 31)