Submit your own Neatorama post and vote for others' posts to earn NeatoPoints that you can redeem for T-shirts, hoodies and more over at the NeatoShop!

The Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century Will Happen Next Month

A lunar eclipse on July 27 is guaranteed to be memorable, and eclipse fever is already taking hold -just not in North America. As you can see from this map, the eclipse will be visible to most people in the world, with the US, Canada, and Mexico particularly excluded. Of course, we'll be able to livestream it.  

If that’s enough to get you excited, (or if you’re in any other part of the world), the eclipse is certainly noteworthy. At about 105 minutes duration, it’s the longest lunar eclipse of the century. The cause is the same reason that lunar eclipses don’t occur every full moon: The moon’s orbital plane moves up and down. This time around, the moon will pass near the darkest part of Earth’s shadow—if you imagine the shadow as a big circle, the moon’s path will nearly cut the circle in half.

Read more about the upcoming lunar eclipse at Gizmodo.

Newest 3
Newest 3 Comments

Login to comment.

Email This Post to a Friend
"The Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century Will Happen Next Month"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More