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The longest partial lunar eclipse of the century will occur early Friday. Here are 7 things to know about viewing the moon locally.

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“It should be pretty striking,” said Michelle Nichols, the planetarium’s director of public observing. “It’s a reason to get out and see the sky — and connect to it. People have been observing lunar eclipses for as long as people have been looking up at the sky, and they have tried to ascribe meaning to them. It’s a good excuse to sit back and think about the millennia upon millennia that people have been looking at this same phenomenon, wondering what is that and what does it mean?”

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