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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, November 19, 2021, 08:00 (10 days ago) @ Little Guy

> intriguing that the last time this type of eclipse happened was in 1421..

Not quite. Lunar eclipses are much more frequent than that. This one happened to be unusually long in duration.

The latest lunar eclipse before November was the "Super Flower Blood Moon" of May 26, 2021.

The next total lunar eclipse, or "blood moon," will occur May 15-16, 2022 and it will be visible from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and parts of Asia. Another total lunar eclipse will follow on Nov. 8, 2022 and it will be visible from Asia, Australia, North America, parts of northern and eastern Europe, and most of South America. Those will be the only two lunar eclipses in 2022.

NASA keeps a list predicting lunar eclipses until 2100. They also keep data about past lunar eclipses. During the 21st century, Earth will experience a total of 228 lunar eclipses, according to the space agency.

https://www.space.com/15689-lunar-eclipses.html

I believe you missed the qualitative phrase "this type of". Not your average run-of-the-mill ordinary lunar eclipse. ;-)


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