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Tomorrow night is eclipse night!

On the night of the July 27-28, certain parts of the world will witness the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century. The total phase of the eclipse will last 1 hour 42 minutes and 57 seconds. Before and after this period, there will be a partial eclipse, each lasting 1 hour and 6 minutes.

As an added bonus, the Mars opposition – when Earth passes between Mars and the sun – will happen during the same night. This means that, from Earth, Mars will appear the brightest it has been since 2003.

For more information and to find out when you can observe the eclipse, visit


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