The longest lunar eclipse in centuries to come

The longest lunar eclipse in over 500 years will be occur in the first hours of November 19, different duration hours.

The peak of the partial eclipse will take place in the sunrise hours on Friday when 97% of the moon will be eclipsed by the shadow of the Earth. The previous longest partial eclipse took place in 2018 and lasted less than two hours, while this will be last for several hours.

The eclipse will be visible from all 50 states of the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as from parts of South America, Polynesia, Australia and China, according to NASA.

The moon will be at its furthest point from Earth during the eclipse, slowing its orbit and extending the time it takes to move out of the darkest part of the shadow of the planet, known as the shadow, such as the moon, the Earth and the sun will all be aligned. The Holcomb Observatory has released a video showing it in detail how the eclipse will be like.

The event want begin shortly after midnight and unlike a solar eclipse, no one want need special glasses view the phenomenon.

When the eclipse occurs, the moon will pick up on a reddish hue, with just a splinter of the real moon visible. The event want last for several hours, making it the longest of its kind in 580 years, with the next lunar eclipse will not occur until May of 2022.

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