Catch the longest partial lunar eclipse tonight at 6 p.m.

Photo courtesy of NASA
Photo courtesy of NASA

Catch the longest partial lunar eclipse tonight at 6 p.m.

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Okinawa

Eyes up to the sky on Nov. 19 for a near-total lunar eclipse. This eclipse will be visible across most of the globe, with optimal views in North America.

In Tokyo, the show will start at around 4:18 p.m. as the moon rises from the horizon at 4:26 p.m on the Eastern-Southeastern horizon. The moon reaches nearly complete eclipse around 6:02 p.m. You can check out the mysterious moon for about 20 minutes.

The total eclipse ends up and a full moon will be visible at around 7:47 p.m.

In South Korea, you can catch the eclipse starting at around 5:15 p.m. until it reaches maximum position at about 6:02 p.m., according to The lunar eclipse will also end there at about 7:47 p.m.

According to NASA, the eclipse is the longest partial eclipse of the century and will last nearly 3.5 hours but only North America will get to see the full experience.

Keep an eye out Friday evening for a spectacular night view and if you get any good pics, share them with us on Facebook!

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