Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Last Longest In 600 Years, Great Video Explains


This is a great video that explains what exactly a lunar eclipse is, so when you have eyes to the skies on November 18th, just past 11pm you'll know what you're looking at!Photo: space.com

The longest partial lunar eclipse in centuries is set to coincide with next week’s full moon, in an hourslong event that will visible across North America and many other parts of the world.

The Beaver Moon is expected to reach its peak next Friday at 1 a.m. PST, according to the Farmer’s Almanac.

But don’t expect to see the moon fully illuminated at that point. That’s because the celestial body will be mostly blocked by the Earth’s shadow for a few hours around then, creating a near-total eclipse that will be visible to a large swath of the planet, NASA reports. On the West Coast, the partial eclipse will begin shortly after 11 p.m. on Nov. 18 and will hit its maximum just after 1 a.m. on Nov. 19— about the same time the moon is expected to be at its fullest.

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