Longest Lunar Eclipse Of the Century To Appear On 27th July

Longest Lunar Eclipse Of the Century To Appear On 27th July

Longest Lunar Eclipse Of the Century To Appear On 27th July

Dr Gregory Brown, of the Royal Observatory Greenwich, said: "We miss a section of the eclipse due to the moon being below our horizon when it starts".

The Blood Moon is set to be the longest lunar eclipse of the century, and it's happening this Friday. 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.

In addition, a full moon during an Eclipse repainted in a dramatic color. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon orbits into the central part of the Earth's shadow.

Instead of going dark, the way the sunlight refracts around the Earth gives the moon a red colour as some of the sunlight entering Earth's atmosphere, notably the red spectrum, is scattered in a way that gently illuminates the moon behind.

Stages and time of the lunar eclipse that will be visible in Singapore
Stages and time of the lunar eclipse that will be visible in Singapore

In fact it will be this century's longest lunar eclipse and will be able to be seen across Thailand on July 27-28 between 00.14-6.10 am. Totality - when it passes the darkest part of Earth's shadow - will last for about one hour and 43 minutes. Asia, Indonesia and Australia will see it between midnight and sunrise Saturday.

"In early days experiencing a total lunar eclipse would have felt like the end of the world". From start to finish, the entire celestial event will last almost four hours. "It will appear as a bright reddish star, and even if the opposition brightness won't be quite as good for the next few years, it won't make much difference at all to any naked-eye observations." 4.

Our red moon will have some company Friday. At that time, Earth blocks most of the sunlight that would usually hit the moon, so that much of the moon is in Earth's shadow. "The last opposition of Mars, which means the Sun, Earth and the Red planet are lined up, occurred in 2003".

Mid-eclipse is at 21.21 BST and the "total" phase of the eclipse ends at 22.13. "If you were on the Moon, you would see a total solar eclipse as the Earth would be blocking the Sun", said Tucker, reported news agency ANI citing CNN. He notes that the eclipse night would be the best opportunity to observe Mars as Mars will move closer to the Earth until July 31 when it is about 57.6 million kilometres from Earth - the closest in 15 years - from normal average distance of 225 million kilometres. It is entirely safe to view directly with the naked eye, telescopes or binoculars, say experts.

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