Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse is Happening Tonight, Mars at Its Brightest

Blood moon to appear for 21st century's longest lunar eclipse

"Although there is a lunar eclipse visible from New Zealand every couple of years, on average, being located in the right place to see a celestial peculiarity like a selenelion is much less frequent, and very few people have witnessed one". Blues and purples have shorter wavelengths and scatter in our atmosphere, giving the sky its inky colour, but reds and oranges have the highest wavelengths and pass through our atmosphere before it is bent or refracted around Earth, hitting the surface of the Moon and making it red.

The July 27, 2018, lunar eclipse will put the moon fully in Earth's shadow for 1 hour, 42 minutes, and 57 seconds.

If the rain clouds permitted, the moon will appear entirely red or ruddy brown in the whole of India at 10:44 pm local time and will reach "totality" past midnight.

I'll tell people to look at the moon on any random night, but tonight, Friday July 27, is when you should really be turning your head toward the sky. It is to note that the eclipse won't be visible to viewers in North America, except via webcasts.

"It starts with a partial eclipse at 7:24 p.m". Will there be any positive or negative impact of this astronomy incident?

The next lunar eclipse will be on January 21, 2019. There are a lot of myths related to Chandra Grahan in India but if you are a skygazer it doesn't really matter.

Blood moon to appear for 21st century's longest lunar eclipse
The different phases of moon from Kochi Kerala

"This is actually nearly as long as a lunar eclipse could be", Prof Tim O'Brien, an astrophysicist at University of Manchester, explained. The partial lunar eclipse had started around 11:54 pm and the total lunar eclipse took place around 1:05 am.

You will be able to see most of the Blood Moon from Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

In a lunar eclipse, the Earth stands between its natural satellite and the Sun. First, there will be a total lunar eclipse and although uncommon, this one is special because it's going to last a lot longer than usual - in fact the longest this century.

The moon will also take on a reddish-orange look Friday night for longer than at any time in the next century. At that time, this month's full moon - also known as the blood buck moon - will pass through the center of the Earth's shadow.

This happens when Mars and the Sun are in opposition, meaning they are on opposite sides of the Earth. While they will show the entire eclipse, if you're looking for totality, it occurs from 3:30 p.m. ET to 5:13 p.m. ET. For four hours, it will be partly in the Earth's shadow.

When the moon moves into the conical shaped shadow of the earth, it stops being illuminated by sun, and gets dark.



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