Patna'ites Get to Experience the Longest Lunar Eclipse of their Lifetime

Lunar eclipse as seen from Patna on late Friay night.

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Patna: While most people had already settled in their beds on Friday night, both amateurs and professional astronomers in Patna were treated to one of the rarest phenomena of the nature when the moon went completely dark under the shadow of the earth causing the longest lunar eclipse in the last 104 years.

Beginning at 11:54 pm on Friday night, the lunar eclipse began that lasted for a whopping 3 hours, 54 minutes, and 33 seconds – said to be the longest in the past 104 years.

Around 2:00 am, the moon turned red, or the blood moon, for a brief period of time before going completely dark once again.

Met officials said last night's total lunar eclipse lasted for an amazing one hour and 43 minutes.

Next lunar eclipse is expected to be in January 2019, experts said adding the rare phenomenon was seen by nearly all countries except the United States of America.


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