Longest lunar eclipse of the century is Friday, but you can't see it in Cincinnati

Posted at 9:37 AM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 09:37:07-04

CINCINNATI -- The longest total lunar eclipse of the century is coming Friday, but you won't be able to see it from here.

The eclipse will transform the moon into a reddish-orange color for more than 100 minutes, according to NASA. 

From the beginning shadow over the moon to the bright red hue back to the final shadow, the event will last more than six hours.

But to see it, you'd have to jump on a flight and head to the opposite side of the globe. The eclipse will be visible over Africa, India and the Middle East.

That flight won't come cheap -- about $1,500 one way. 

You only have to wait six months for a similar show in the U.S. Our next lunar eclipse is Jan. 21, 2019.

So as John Matarese would say, don't waste your money.