Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 12:37PM
Drew Wolfe

What Friday's Extra-Long Lunar Eclipse Can Tell Us About The Earth

"Let's get the bad news out of the way first: You won't be able to see this Friday's epic lunar eclipse in person if you live in North America (aside from a very small portion of eastern Canada and parts of the eastern Caribbean)."

"But here's the good news: if you are almost anywhere else, you'll probably be able to see at least a portion of the event."

"Prime viewing is in eastern and southern Africa, the Middle East, eastern Europe and south Asia, based on a NASA map."

"The most noteworthy thing about this particular eclipse is its extraordinary length – in fact, NASA expects it to be the longest lunar eclipse this century. The total lunar eclipse is projected to last for an hour and 42 minutes, with the entire event lasting over 6 hours."

"To figure out precisely when the eclipse will hit your area, you can calculate it at"


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