Longest Lunar Eclipse in Nearly 600 Years

The longest lunar eclipse in nearly 600 years takes place this week and it looks like skies may be clear enough for Region residents to see it. NASA says a near-total lunar eclipse will be visible across North America early Friday, November 19, leaving nearly 97 percent of the full Moon in a dark shadow with only a sliver of light on its left side. The eclipse will last for about three-and-a-half hours, peaking at about 3am Central Friday morning. Astronomers say it’s the longest partial lunar eclipse in about 580 years.