Details About The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century The "Blood Moon"

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Details About The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century The "Blood Moon"

On Friday, July 27, the moon will colour red in the Netherlands, as the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century occurs. Dr Brown said: "The UK will be treated to a rare total lunar eclipse, also known as the "blood moon". The next total lunar eclipse will occur on January 21, 2019.

Star-gazers are set for a night-time spectacle as a blood moon lunar eclipse will be making an appearance at the end of the week. Furthermore, the Moon will be at apogee, the farthest from the Earth in its orbit, on July 27 and will be moving at a slower speed in its orbit. The eclipse will be visible all across the globe, except North America.

For those who aren't able to see the lunar eclipse this month, July has another treat in store for skygazers when Mars makes a close approach to Earth.

In a lunar eclipse the moon appears darkened as it passes into the Earth's shadow. By 10:15pm, it will be leaving Earth's shadow. But it's time to take out those cameras again because, guess what, the Moon's coming back in red.

Unlike with a solar eclipse (when the moon passes in front of the sun) you don't need any special equipment to view it. Then the Moon will start to gradually come out of Earth's shadow and partial eclipse will end at 3:49 am IST on July 28.

Central and Southeast Asia: Stargazers in New Delhi should look to the sky at 1 a.m. local time for totality while those in Bangkok can catch the lunar phenomenon at 2:30 a.m.

The Royal Astronomical Society said that Mars and the moon will appear low in the sky for everyone in the United Kingdom, so a location with an unobstructed southeastern horizon will afford the best view. - Will we be able to observe the lunar Eclipse?

As for a solar eclipse, you've got a longer wait.

The observatory, which will be specially open from 22.00 to 01.00 on the night, said the last occasion for viewing such a total eclipse was three years ago. In one of the sky's wonderful coincidences, the Mars opposition happens on July 27 too.

While the planet Mars will find itself directly opposite the sun on the celestial sphere with the Earth right in the middle of the action.