Century's longest 'Blood Moon' eclipse to start shortly

Century's longest 'Blood Moon' eclipse to start shortly

Century's longest 'Blood Moon' eclipse to start shortly

The next lunar eclipse is scheduled for January 21, 2019.

The eclipse is also known as the blood or red moon because when eclipsed, the moon looks red.

"The earth's atmosphere then turns the light red in the same way that the sun appears when it is going down", Prof Fabian said. The only sunlight hitting the moon comes from the surrounding edges of our planet giving the lunar landscape a reddish hue or burnt red color.

Historically, blood red moons were seen as omen for bad events with their deep red colour.

Blood moon at Careys Bay, NZ. During the course of the eclipse, Mars will sit at one of its closest points to Earth in its orbit.

And, according to Revelations 6:12: "And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great natural disaster; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood". In metro cities, space enthusiasts may miss out on watching the moon being eclipsed due to pollution.

#08:20 PM: Lunar Eclipse 2018: Timings in India, how to watch: The total lunar eclipse or "Chandra Grahan" in India will start at around 10:44 pm in the night of July 27.

How to photograph a blood moon?

Lots of astronomers lined up telescopes along bays and hilltops throughout central asia to capture the lunar event, lasting four hours in total.

The Weather Channel will be live streaming the lunar eclipse on its smartphone app beginning at 4 p.m.

A full moon during an eclipse rises behind a power line in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Because blue and violet wavelengths are scattered more than red and orange ones, more of the red wavelengths reach the moon, making the moon appear red.

Not all the lunar eclipses will lead to a "bloody" show.

"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".

#08:30 PM: Lunar Eclipse 2018: Is it safe to watch with naked eyes?: Unlike a solar eclipse, the total lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan is safe to watch with naked eyes.

What is the blood moon prophecy?

A blood moon is seen from the Prambanan temple in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, early Saturday, July 28, 2018, during a lunar eclipse.

The Met Office has warned there is a potential for showers to develop across the eastern half of the United Kingdom, which will obscure theview of the eclipse.

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