Longest total lunar eclipse of the century will occur on July 27

26 July, 2018, 13:21 | Author: Grady Montgomery
  • A view of the total lunar eclipse that was witnessed in Singapore

A total lunar eclipse will be visible across much of the globe, including Australia.

For those in the Middle East and Madagascar, the eclipse will occur about midnight, and people in Europe and Africa will have the best view between sunset and midnight. There are three types - total, partial and penumbral - with the most dramatic being a total lunar eclipse, in which Earth's shadow completely covers the moon.

A total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon and the sun are on exact opposite sides of Earth, according to NASA.

And the sunlight that does manage to pass through Earth's atmosphere and reach the moon makes the moon look red - because most of the blue light has been filtered out by Earth's atmosphere, NASA said.

The statement further said that "It is occurring at a time when the moon is at its farthest distance from the earth and so it will be the longest total lunar eclipse in this century". On July 27, the earth, moon and sun will come to align in a ideal line, which will cause the phenomenon.

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

The blood moon is upon us, and right now we're going to discuss how and when not to view it best.

The closest this lunar eclipse will come to happening to the contiguous United States will be the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico! According to specialists, this event will be the longest of the century and will be accompanied by another spectacular phenomenon: the appearance of a "red moon". "On the 27th July, Mars will be at its closest to the Earth, with the moment of opposition itself being in the early morning, although here in the United Kingdom we'll have to wait until nighttime". If the Moon & Eclipse are not visible, watch the Eclipse at a site that live streams it online. Another total lunar eclipse is set for January 21, 2019.

Andrew explained that the eclipse in the city will start at 9.38pm.

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. Cloudy skies could play spoilsport for those who are interested in watching the total lunar eclipse.

A partial lunar eclipse is seen from in Nice, France, Aug. 7, 2017. Mars will be one of four planets visible to the naked eye on eclipse night the others include Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn. "At this time, the moon passes into the shadow of the Earth, blocking the light from the sun".




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