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Longest Partial Lunar Eclipse for 1,000 Years

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Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 10:02 pm to 1:02 am | Cost: FREE
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Event Details

A partial lunar eclipse is on the way, taking place overnight on November 18th and 19th, when the Moon slips into Earth’s shadow for a couple of hours. Weather permitting, the eclipse will be visible from any location where the Moon appears above the horizon during the eclipse.

For observers on the West Coast, that translates to beginning just after 11 p.m., with a maximum at 1 a.m.

Partial lunar eclipses might not be quite as spectacular as total lunar eclipses – where the Moon is completely covered in Earth’s shadow – but they occur more frequently.

This may be one not to be missed. According to Earth Sky, it’ll be the longest partial lunar eclipse in a span of some 1,000 years, appearing for up to 3.5 hours. At the point of the maximum eclipse, up to 97% of the moon will slip into Earth’s shadow. The thin sliver of moon will take on a ruddy reddish hue.

Penumbral Eclipse Begins: 10:02 pm on November 18
Partial Eclipse Begins: 11:18 pm
Greatest Eclipse: 1:02 am on November 19
Partial Eclipse Ends: 2:47 am
Penumbral Eclipse Ends: 4:03 am

Read more at NASA.

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