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Longest Partial Lunar Eclipse in 600 Years to Occur This Week

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Longest Partial
Lunar Eclipse
in 600 Years , to Occur This Week.
The partial lunar eclipse will occur on the West Coast of the U.S. beginning in the late night hours of Nov. 18, .
and extending into the early morning hours
of Nov. 19.
Those on the East Cost will have their best views of the eclipse starting at 2 a.m. Nov. 19 until about 4 a.m.
It will be visible across the entire U.S.
Partial lunar eclipses might not be quite as spectacular
as total lunar eclipses –
where the moon is
completely covered in
Earth's shadow – , NASA Statement, via 'USA Today'.
but they occur
more frequently, NASA Statement, via 'USA Today'.
Watching the eclipse will be as simple as
looking up at the clear night sky.
Astronomers offer specific instructions
about where to find the moon during the
hours of the eclipse.
The moon will be in Taurus and pleasingly placed some 6° — approximately the width of three fingers held together at arm’s length — , Diana Hannikainen, 'Sky & Telescope',
via 'USA Today'.
lower left of the pretty Pleiades open star cluster at the time of maximum eclipse, Diana Hannikainen, 'Sky & Telescope',
via 'USA Today'.
This should provide great opportunities for some
fun photos, Diana Hannikainen, 'Sky & Telescope',
via 'USA Today'.
A lunar eclipse is the result of the earth
passing between the moon and the sun,
casting its shadow across the lunar surface.
According to NASA, two lunar eclipses will occur
in 2022 during the months of May and November.
The upcoming lunar eclipse with be the final
to occur this year
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