To start, there are two types of
eclipses, a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse, and we'll shed some light of
A solar eclipse is when
the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun.
The longest a total solar eclipse
can last, theoretically, is 7 minutes and 31 seconds and the longest recorded
solar eclipse we could find lasted 7 minutes and 8 seconds in 1955.
If you're around on July 16 2186 you'll have the
opportunity to experience an all but perfect solar eclipse lasting 7 minutes and
A lunar eclipse
is an eclipse of the moon and occurs when the Earth passes between the moon and
The longest recorded
lunar eclipse occurred on May 31 318 lasting 1 hour 47minutes and 14 seconds.
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