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AMBOY, CA - JANUARY 31: A so-called 'super blue blood moon' is seen in total eclipse above the Mojave Desert on January 31, 2018 near Amboy, California. The 'Super Blue Blood Moon' is a rare 'lunar trifecta' event in which the Moon is at its closest to the Earth, appearing slightly bigger and about 14 percent brighter than usual, and is simultaneously a 'blue moon', the second full moon in the same month, and in total lunar eclipse or 'blood moon'. Such a lunar event that hasn't been seen since 1866. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

The longest partial lunar eclipse in 600 years happens this week.

According to, this Friday morning the Full moon, known as the Beaver Moon, will be partially eclipsed and may turn a reddish color. The event will last about six hours and at peak, 97-percent of the moon’s surface will be shaded. The maximum eclipse should be visible to all of North America at about 4:02 am Eastern. It begins at 1:02 am Eastern and wraps at around 7:03 am Eastern.

Before trying to view the eclipse, take 20 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness so you can see it well.