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.