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Twitter crammed with disillusioned memes after clouds block the longest lunar eclipse in 580 years

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On Friday, international locations with clear skies would have reaped the rewards of the longest lunar eclipse because the fifteenth century.

The eclipse kickstarted within the US round 01:02 ET, with the moon wanting obscured at 02:18 ET. For the uninitiated, a lunar eclipse is when the moon strikes into the earth’s shadow and blocks the solar’s mild.

NASA defined: “Throughout a lunar eclipse, the moon turns crimson as a result of the one daylight reaching the moon passes by way of earth’s environment. The extra mud or clouds in earth’s environment in the course of the eclipse, the redder the moon will seem.”

Whereas the distinctive expertise was seen throughout the US, solely a fortunate few from the UK would have caught a small glimpse because it occurred round moonset.

Some fortunate stargazers have been gifted with the complete lunar eclipse expertise and turned to Twitter to showcase their spectacular pictures of the 97 per cent eclipsed moon.

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Others, nonetheless, have been confronted with a sky stuffed with clouds – and disappointment.

“So I obtained up early to take a look at the Lunar eclipse, regarded outdoors and clouds… again in mattress #LunarEclipse”, one stated.

In case you occurred to overlook Friday’s lunar eclipse, don’t fret simply but. This may need been the lengthy partial eclipse in a millennium, however NASA expects an extended complete lunar eclipse on November 8, 2022.

“It’s really the longest partial lunar eclipse in a millennium, clocking in at 3 hours, 28 minutes and 23 seconds,” they stated.

“There hasn’t been an extended partial lunar eclipse since February 18, 1440 (3 hours, 28 minutes, 46 seconds) and it’ll stay the longest partial lunar eclipse for 648 years till February 8, 2669 (3 hours, half-hour, and a pair of seconds).”

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