Tonight’s Partial Lunar Eclipse, the Longest in 580 Years

 


 






 

NYTIMES: Tonight’s Partial Lunar Eclipse, the Longest in 580 Years

When the moon shines in night skies on Thursday into the early hours of Friday morning, you will get a chance to witness a celestial phenomenon not seen since the 1440s.

Nasa: A lunar eclipse happens when the Sun, Earth, and Full Moon form a near-perfect lineup in space. A partial lunar eclipse occurs when only a portion of the Moon passes through the Earth’s darkest shadow. During this type of eclipse, a part of the Moon will darken to a dim orange or red as it moves through the Earth’s shadow.

The partial eclipse will begin here shortly,
a little after 1:00 a.m, reaching its maximum at 3:00 a.m. CST.

It will last 3 hours and 28 minutes, making it the longest partial eclipse of this century and the longest in 580 years

The partial lunar eclipse is about to begin.  If you do go out, dress warm!  It is cold out there.

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