Huge swaths of Earth are in for a special astronomical treat in late July: the longest total lunar eclipse in roughly 100 years.

During the evening of July 27 and into the early morning of July 28, Earth will pass between the sun and the moon to cast a shadow on our 4.5-billion-year-old satellite.

Earth’s shadow isn’t a dull gray, though.

It ranges from orange to an eerie blood-red hue if you’re right in the middle, which is precisely where the moon will be this time around.

via The longest total lunar eclipse in a century is about to happen — here’s how Earth will color the moon blood-red – AOL News

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The longest total lunar eclipse in a century is about to happen — here’s how Earth will color the moon blood-red – AOL News

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