On July 27, large parts of the world will be able to feast their eyes on the longest lunar eclipse of the century – but it won’t be visible to the U.S.
This year, the “blood moon eclipse will last 1 hour and 43 minutes, according to Space.com, and only be visible to those in parts of Africa, the Middle East, southern Asia, and nations in the Indian Ocean. Meaning, when it’s in totality, it will be closer to late afternoon on the east coast.
But you don’t have to miss out.
The show should start around 1 p.m. ET.
What is a total lunar eclipse? NASA explains it as when the Earth comes between the moon and the sun, casting a shadow over the moon. In these instances, the moon turns a red color.
In addition to this lunar phenomenon, the planet Mars will be the closest to Earth its been since 2003!
But we will have one we can see stateside – the next total lunar eclipse visible to the U.S. will happen Jan. 21, 2019, lasting approximately 1 hour and 2 minutes and favor the west coast, Space.com says.