Written by Andrea Lloyd

Image from EclipseWise.

On the evening of July 27th there will be the
longest total lunar eclipse in 100 years, lasting 1 hour and 43 minutes. If you’re not in North America, you’ll be able to see it. If you are from America, you’ll remember the solar eclipse from last August. But what is an eclipse?

Typically, planets, stars, and other celestial bodies pass in elliptical orbits – missing the shadows created by the sun. With a full moon, the moon’s light is actually sunlight reflected off the Moon’s surface. The moon reflects about 10 – 12%% of the Sun’s light.

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