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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)

Cool news! This Friday’s partial lunar eclipse will be the longest eclipse of the century. A full moon and lunar eclipse will take place at the same time. So, instead of being about an hour long, this Friday’s eclipse will be three and a half hours.

That’s the longest the lunar phenomenon has been in the past 580 years, according to Holcomb Observatory. This is because with the moon being farther away from the Earth it will take longer to pass through Earth’s shadow.

It will be visible to onlookers in Asia, Australia, as well as North and South America. It will also be somewhat visible for onlookers in certain areas of Western Europe and West Africa. Onlookers on the East Coast of the U.S. should search for it after 2 a.m., with its peak being 4 a.m. People on the West Coast should start looking at 11 p.m. with its peak around 1 a.m.

Lunar eclipses are known to bring evolution to our lives and trigger events of destiny and fate. Astrology says this rare 3.5 hour lunar eclipse is supposed to be 3 times as intense. So you might want to get yourself ready for an eventful weekend. See how your specific zodiac sign will be affected according to the NY Post here.

Has anything major ever happened to you during an eclipse?

Source: NY Post

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