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Heads up stargazers, don’t miss the ‘almost total’ lunar eclipse



(Credit: Dutch Boyd from Las Vegas, NV, USA, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

According to NASA Science, an almost total lunar eclipse will occur Nov. 19 at around 3 a.m. for those in Central Time. NASA states 99.1% of the moon’s disk will be within Earth’s umbra, the darkest part of Earth’s shadow.

The eclipse will be visible throughout the United States, as well as a large portion of South America.

This eclipse is the longest partial lunar eclipse in a millennium, according to NASA. This eclipse is expected to last a total of 3 hours, 28 minutes and 23 seconds. The last eclipse of this length occurred on Feb. 18, 1440 and lasted for 3 hours, 28 minutes, 46 seconds.

The next longest partial eclipse will occur on Feb. 8, 2669.

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