The Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century Won’t Be Seen From NJ
The thing is, even with lunar eclipses being more common, we still don't always get to see the entire thing.
This Friday (July 27), the longest eclipse of the 21st century will take place. Lasting nearly 105 minutes, the eclipse will last longer because of spacey reasons that I still don't quite understand relating to the orbital planes of the Earth, the moon, and the sun. Since we don't rotate and revolve on a flat plane, the angles can change so some eclipses are over quickly, and this one lasts very long.
The total eclipse will happen from around 3:30pm to 5:15pm. If you want to watch, you can check out the Virtual Telescope Project.
The internet is no substitute for the real thing, and those of us in the US will be able to see an eclipse on January 21, 2019.
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