Awill take place on Thursday night and into early Friday.
The eclipse – which will shadow approximately 97% of the– will be one for the history books due to its unusually long duration. This will be the longest partial lunar eclipse “ .”
The last time a partial lunar eclipse was this close was on.
The reason,, is that the moon will be almost at the farthest point from the – or – when the maximum point of the eclipse begins.
The moon’s passing through the darkest part of Earth’s shadow will take, .
Weather permitting, the event will be visible from any location where the moon appears above the horizon during the eclipse. The agency said North and South America, Eastern Asia, Australia and the Pacific region will be able to glimpse at least part of the eclipse.
For East Coast observers, the partial eclipse begins shortly after 2 a.m., reaching its peak a couple of minutes after 4 a.m, with the moon’s face largely masked by the, the darkest part of Earth’s shadow. At this point, only a sliver on the bottom left of the will remain.
On the, it will begin just after 11 p.m., with a maximum covering at 1 a.m.
Although partial lunar eclipses might not be quite as spectacular, they occur more frequently. No special glasses are required for viewing a lunar eclipse, whereas viewing.
However, skygazers should find a spot away from city light.
This is the second lunar eclipse of 2021.