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Longest partial lunar eclipse in 600 years to beautify the sky this week – how to watch it

The LONGEST partial lunar eclipse of the century will occur this weekend.

Nasa said a partial lunar eclipse will occur at dawn on November 19.

A partial lunar eclipse involves the Earth's shadow falling to part of the Moon

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A partial lunar eclipse involves the Earth’s shadow falling to part of the MoonCredit: Reuters

It will involve the Earth’s shadow covering about 97% of the Full Moon.

It will be best viewed from North America, where it will be shown for over three hours.

UK viewers will only catch a glimpse if they’re lucky.

The part of the Moon that is visible during a lunar eclipse will be slightly red.

How to see a partial lunar eclipse

That’s bad news if you’re not in North America.

NS Royal Observatory Greenwich has said that the partial lunar eclipse is “virtually invisible in the UK”.

However, people in North America have a chance to see a total lunar eclipse because it will happen at night there.

Those in West Asia, Australia and New Zealand should embrace the following stages.

Africa or the Middle East will not see a lunar eclipse because there will be no night.

South America and Western Europe can get some of them.

The problem for the UK is that the eclipse starts at 06:02 GMT (01:02 ET) but the Moon will only really start to get more eclipsed at 07:18 GMT (02:18 ET).

The moon sets a few minutes later in the UK, so unless you have a great view of the northwest horizon you probably won’t see the eclipse.

However, there will be live YouTube streams of the event.

The date and time will be Full live eclipse included so you can tune in even if the Moon is not visible in your area.

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