July 27, 2018


The century's longest lunar eclipse is today. The Frisian word for a lunar eclipse is "moannefertsjustering," literally, "moon darkening."

The word TSJUSTER means "darkness"... say it with a vowel somewhat like the long "oo" in "moon," but with a narrower sound.

The entire word is very roughly pronounced: MAW-nuh-fur-TCHOOS-tuhr-ing.

Lunar eclipse - Photograph from NASA (public domain).