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The longest lunar eclipse in 100 years is happening in July

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Megan Sim
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Mark your calendars because the longest lunar eclipse of the century is less than a month away. So in case you missed out on the eclipse took place back in January, here's your chance to get in on the fuss. Come the early morning of July 28, the moon, sun and earth will become directly aligned, with the moon passing directly into the darkest region of the Earth's shadow, giving it a reddish "blood moon" glow.

The total eclipse is expected to last an hour and 43 minutes but astronomers predict that the entire duration of the lunar event will take 3 hours and 55 minutes if the partial eclipse before and after are taken into account. In Singapore, the total eclipse is expected to begin at 3.30am and end at 5.13am. What’s more, as Mars gets closer to Earth – for the first time in a long while – you may even get a glimpse of the intriguing red planet on the same night.

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