Lunar eclipse clocks in at more than 6 hours

  • Lunar eclipse clocks in at more than 6 hours

Lunar eclipse clocks in at more than 6 hours

Parts of Europe, Eastern Africa, Australia, and South America will see different phases of the eclipse, but will miss out on parts of the penumbral, partial, or total phases. The lunar eclipse was particularly special because it brought with it an eerie blood moon, with earth casting a shadow on the moon for 1 hour and 43 minutes.

For those in North America, several scientific organizations will offer livestreams of the celestial event.

Stay with us to witness the rare phenomenon of the 21st century as we show the LIVE streaming of Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse 2018. You don't need a telescope to watch a total lunar eclipse, at least NASA believes that.

According to some Hindu beliefs, celestial bodies such as the sun and moon emit negative energy during an eclipse and so some temples in India were closed to minimise any disturbance. Usually a lunar eclipse totality only lasts for around an hour.

Mars is reaching its opposition, when it's in alignment on the opposite side of the Earth and the sun.

Rain and cloudy skies could prevent sky gazers from watching Friday's lunar eclipse in Delhi, the city's Nehru Planetarium has said.

As NPR reported, NASA expected Friday's lunar eclipse to be the longest this century. The moon will be in flawless alignment with the sun and Earth on Friday, with the moon on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun.

Rio de Janeiro's spectators cheered when the blood moon emerged from the fog.

Here we've assembled some of the best photos of the 2018 blood moon posted online.

The moon before it appeared 'blood red' over Dunedin this morning

Scientists explain that coincidentally, Mars was also at its brightest and together with the moon appeared as two bright red objects in the sky.

The most visible images seemed to be the ones taken at Oloitoktok town along the Kenya-Tanzanian boarder where the moon looked like a huge red sphere.

When the moon moves into the conical shadow of the earth, it goes from being illuminated by the sun to being dark.

What time does Friday's lunar eclipse start?

Lots of astronomers lined up telescopes along bays and hilltops throughout central asia to capture the lunar event, lasting four hours in total.

Our constant companion will also be at the farthest point on its orbit from Earth, making its movement across the sky slower from our perspective, thus spending longer in the dark.

Mars will more likely appear as a very bright star.

As it rose, during this total eclipse, Earth's natural satellite turned a striking shade of red or ruddy brown.