HOW TO WATCH THE BLOOD MOON: The lunar eclipse of the century is FRIDAY

On Friday, July 27, the full moon will pass through the shadow of the Earth. For 103 minutes, the usually silvery moon will turn blood red and ochre. It will be the longest “blood moon” lunar eclipse of the century, lasting 26 minutes longer than the last total lunar eclipse, in January.

Here’s the good news: The vast majority of people on planet Earth will be able to see this lunar eclipse.

Here’s the less good news: Those of us in North America (save for a slice of Newfoundland, Canada) will not see it at all.

For more outdoor sky-gazing opportunities this summer, check out the guide. July 27 is also the best day to view the planet Mars, as it will be directly in line with Earth and the sun.

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