The moon is up to something big this month… something eclipsing… Trust us, you’re going to want to stay up late for this one because the century’s longest full blood moon lunar eclipse is going to rise over Washington later this month. Here are the details.
The eclipse is set to last a whopping 3 hours, 28 minutes, and 23 seconds according to NASA. To make matters even more intense, it’s set to be almost a total eclipse. Earth will block 98% of the sun’s light from reaching the moon creating a red hue hence the name blood moon. And best of all, you don’t need any fancy equipment to check it out, just the ability to stay up late.
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If you want to catch the eclipse in all its glory you’ll want to look towards the sky at 11 pm on November 18th or 1 am on November 19th. Now the only possible hindrance for this spectacular event is if it’s really cloudy. If so, you can watch a livestream of the eclipse here which is also a great option for those of you who can’t stomach the idea of staying up until the wee hours.
Keep in mind this is also the last full moon of autumn so if you’re going to stay up for an astral event this year, let this be it. You can learn more by clicking here.