Blood Moon: Best places to see Blood Moon 2018 REVEALED

  • Blood Moon: Best places to see Blood Moon 2018 REVEALED

Blood Moon: Best places to see Blood Moon 2018 REVEALED

The Guardian had reported that Nigeria and most other parts of the world would on July 27, 2018 experience blood moon- a spectacular total lunar eclipse.

"The light from the sun goes through the Earth's atmosphere on its way to the moon, and the Earth's atmosphere turns it red in the same way that when the sun goes down, it goes red", astronomy professor Andrew Fabian, of the University of Cambridge, told Reuters.

The atmosphere scatters blue light more strongly, meaning the light that reaches the lunar surface is predominantly red in colour.

This will be the first central lunar eclipse since June 15, 2011.

Lunar eclipses can occur only during a full moon, and this one is extra special because it's also the blood moon.

"The total stage of the eclipse will end at 22.13 BST, and by then the Moon will have risen to an altitude of only four degrees, or just about eight times its own diameter, above the south-east horizon", he added.

Although it won't look almost as large as the blood moon, Mars will be its largest in size if you're looking through a telescope and close to its maximum brightness in our sky.

However, he said it was still worth seeing as the next blood moon would not be visible in New Zealand until May 2021.

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However, the phenomenon of totality, which occurs when the moon is completely engulfed in Earth's shadow would last for approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, making it the longest total lunar eclipse of the century.

A "super moon" occurs when the moon is near its closest point to Earth in its elliptical orbit.

One can watch a lunar eclipse with naked eye.

Mars will next be this close to earth in 2035. Mars will appear 10 times brighter than usual, at magnitude -2.8 on that night. During the eclipse, the Earth will be moving directly between the Sun and the Moon. He will be speaking about the relevance of a lunar eclipse.

In Manchester, the moon will not appear until after 9.06pm BST, and in Glasgow, the moon will not be visible until maximum eclipse around 9.30pm BST. Due to how its relative size in the sky, the eclipse makes it appear as if there's a ring of light around the moon.

He warns that solar eclipses are different - people should never look directly at them, as it's extremely damaging to human eyes.

The next lunar eclipse visible in Brunei will take place on July 17 next year, but it will be a partial one.

Dave Kelbe, a principal scientist at the Centre for Space Science Technology, plans to go and photograph the early-morning celestial event at Middlemarch.