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Not to be missed! The longest partial lunar eclipse in nearly 600 years occurs on Friday

Not to be missed! The longest partial lunar eclipse in nearly 600 years occurs

The longest partial lunar eclipse in nearly 600 years will beautify the night sky on Friday, but we will only be able to see it if the weather allows it.

According to NASA, the eclipse will last three hours and 28 minutes, and is the longest eclipse in 580 years.

And you do not need special glasses to see it, unlike a solar eclipse. All you need is to be able to wake up and go outside to see it.

"Partial lunar eclipses may not be as spectacular as total lunar eclipses - where the moon is completely covered by the Earth's shadow - but they occur more often," NASA said in a description of the eclipse.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, Earth and full moon form an almost perfect line in space, the American Astronomical Society said.

The moon gradually slides into the shadow of the Earth, until most of the lunar disk turns from silvery gray to a pale orange or red. The events then unfold in reverse order, until the moon returns to full brightness.

This is the last lunar eclipse of the year. There will be two total lunar eclipses visible in most of the United States in 2022, one in May and the other in November, NASA has stated.

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