Blood Moon: Best places to see Blood Moon 2018 REVEALED

Blood Moon: Best places to see Blood Moon 2018 REVEALED

Blood Moon: Best places to see Blood Moon 2018 REVEALED

Paris-The longest "blood moon" eclipse this century dazzled skygazers across the globe Friday, coinciding with Mars' closest approach in 15 years in a thrilling celestial spectacle.

The total eclipse lasts 1 hour and 43 minutes, with the entire event lasting closer to four hours. "At most perihelic oppositions, including this one, the planet retreats to the belly of the ecliptic low in the southern sky".

Unfortunately for USA stargazers they won't be able to see the phenomena, which Christian fundamentalist groups claim will bring on the end of the world.

From the Cape of Good Hope to the Middle East, and from the Kremlin to Sydney Harbour, thousands of people turned their eyes to the stars to watch the moon, which turned dark before shining orange, brown and crimson in the shadow. The eclipse will be visible from eastern South America as it is ending, and from Australia as it is beginning. That blots out the direct sunlight that normally makes our satellite glow whitish-yellow.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth's shadow on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun.

The partial eclipse of the Moon will begin at 11.54 p.m. on July 27. "However, instead of turning black as you might expect, the atmosphere of the Earth bends the light of the sun on to the moon causing it to turn a deep red colour". It usually gives the moon a rosy blush.

The blood moon phenomena is the longest such event of the 21st century. Mark Bailey of the Armagh Observatory in Northern Ireland said the color can vary greatly.

Where can you see the blood moon in July 2018?

. Unfortunately for anyone in the USA, the eclipse will not be visible.

A band of clouds in Perth, however, momentarily obscured the view - while many parts of New South Wales were subject to patches of cloud cover.

NASA, meanwhile, called out social media hoaxers claiming that Mars would appear as big as the moon during the eclipse.

"The children asked me why the moon turns red during a lunar eclipse and why don't solar and lunar eclipses happen every month".

Also, those in the United Kingdom will miss a section of the eclipse due to the moon being below our horizon when it starts, which gives south-eastern observers a slightly better advantage than the north-western ones.

"All eclipses are spectacular", the society's Robert Massey added.

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