July’s ‘blood moon’ will be the longest lunar eclipse of the century

July’s ‘blood moon’ will be the longest lunar eclipse of the century

July’s ‘blood moon’ will be the longest lunar eclipse of the century

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.

Early Saturday morning, the night sky will feature a rare blood moon lunar eclipse and it will be the longest such event in roughly a century. The Moon will be visible in a scarlet red hue for over 1 hour and 43 minutes, which is 40 per cent longer than any other blood moon measured in recent times.

So the Moon during the Eclipse can be red, brown, copper-red or even orange. On July 27, the earth, moon, and sun will come to adjust in a ideal line, which will cause the wonder. The last time a total lunar eclipse lasted almost as long was on July 16, 2000, with a total duration of one hour and 46 minutes. It is going to be visible around the world, with best views from Asia, Australia, Europe and South America. The eclipse will last one hour and 43 minutes with Africa, the Middle East and southern Asia having the best viewing window, according to AccuWeather.

The entire eclipse will also be visible from all parts of India.

The outcome is generally that a solar eclipse is only seen by a relative few who fall beneath the moon's masking orb.

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.

This is only four minutes short of the longest possible duration for a total lunar eclipse, which is one hour and 47 minutes. "At this time, the moon passes into the shadow of the Earth, blocking the light from the sun".

Meanwhile, Astronomy Society of Singapore (TASOS) will be giving a talk on eclipses at the Science Centre Observatory classroom on July 27. "The last opposition of Mars, which means the Sun, Earth and the Red planet are lined up, occurred in 2003".

However, the red planet will reach closest to the Earth on July 31.

However the brightness of the red colour depends on how dirty the atmosphere is due to volcanic eruptions - and experts don't believe this particular blood moon will display a strong red. The penumbral eclipse will begin at 11:44 pm IST followed by a partial eclipse at 11:54 pm. Mars is also safe to view with the naked eye.

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