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Longest Partial Lunar Eclipse of 21st Century Can be Seen from West Coast

The longest Partial Lunar Eclipse of the 21st century will be visible from the West Coast later this month – if the weather cooperates.The partial eclipse will begin just after 11 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, in the Pacific time zone. The eclipse will reach its maximum around 1 a.m. November 19 before they begin to recede.

NASA calculates the Partial Lunar Eclipse will last 3 hours, 28 minutes and 23 seconds – the longest partial eclipse between the years 2000 and 2100. The shortest partial eclipse of the century is expected Feb. 13, 2082, and will last just 25 and 1/2 minutes.

Partial Lunar Eclipse might not be quite as spectacular as total lunar eclipses – where the Moon is completely covered in Earth’s shadow – but they occur more frequently. That means more opportunities to witness little changes in our solar system that sometimes occur right before our eyes.NASA will have a livestream of the lunar eclipse, which will cover almost 97% of the full moon’s surface.

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