Century's Longest Lunar Eclipse Happens This Month

Century's Longest Lunar Eclipse Happens This Month
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For any stargazers out there feeling eclipse withdrawals, the universe has good news: the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century will occur in just a few weeks, on the evening of July 27. The bad news? If you're reading this within U.S. borders, you won't be able to watch from home.

This eclipse will be completely visible in Eastern Africa and Central Asia from 3:30 p.m. to 5:13 p.m. EDT, while viewers in Western Africa, Eastern Asia, South America, Europe, and Australia will catch a partial glimpse, according to Temi Adebowale at Popular Mechanics. Including phases where the moon is partially masked, the event will last nearly four hours total.

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