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WATCH LIVE: Longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century

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UPDATE: This live event has ended.

The longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century is now underway. Lasting 1 hour and 43 minutes, at least part of the eclipse will be visible in all major land areas, except for North and Central America. Totality is visible in the Middle East, India, and parts of central, eastern and southern Asia.

The eclipse began at 1:14 p.m. ET (17:14 UTC) and the moon will be fully eclipsed between 3:30 p.m. and 5:13 p.m. ET. The eclipse will end at 7:28 p.m. ET (23:28 UTC). NASA TV (above) and (below) are providing live coverage.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth’s shadow on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun.

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