Thursday, 19 July, 2018

See the Longest Lunar Eclipse of This Century

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Sandy Nunez | 05 July, 2018, 20:04

On the 27th of July, a lunar eclipse will be completely unmistakable for 1 hour and 43 minutes.

"Viewers in India are lucky since the eclipse, both partial and the total will be entirely visible from all parts of the country", he was quoted as saying.

It will be preceded and followed by partial eclipses lasting more than one hour. Those in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia can catch the view.

To have an opportunity to view a planet so near...well let's just say it will be more spectacular than any eclipse!

The partial eclipse of the moon would start at 11:54 pm Indian Standard Time on July 27 and the total eclipse would begin at 1 am on July 28, Duari said.

The July 27 eclipse will last for 1 hour and 43 minutes, according to NASA.

A look at what you need to know about the longest lunar eclipse of the century, the "blood moon" eclipse, and why you may have to travel to see it.

This year in particular astronomers are excited because the total lunar eclipse will be the single longest eclipse of the 21st century.

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But on July 27 late night, the Full Moon would be near its apogee, the farthest point from the Earth in its orbit around the Earth, and it would be the smallest full moon of the year. Solar eclipses are typically only seen by a small selection of the earth's population because the shadow cast by the moon is comparatively smaller than that cast by the earth.

For those outside the lunar eclipse's line of sight, the Virtual Telescope Project will be livestreaming the moon's descent into darkness beginning at 2:30 p.m. EDT.

Depending on atmospheric conditions, this could be an especially dark total lunar Eclipse. It is only four minutes shorter than the the longest possible lunar eclipse to occur on earth, according to NASA. In this case, the centre of the lunar disk aligned nearly perfectly with the centre of the Earth's shadow.

Scientists and astronomers advise that it is risky to see solar eclipse through naked eyes and it can also damage the vision.

"No special filters are required to protect your eyes like those used for solar eclipses".

An eclipse of the moon takes place only at full moon.

The full blood moon lunar eclipse will take place on July 27, 2018, so keep peeling your eyes in the starting hours of that night and 28th.During glasses, the natural satellite of the Earth will turn red because our planet exposes light from the sun, which usually appears in the bright moon, which we see in the night sky.

The shadow is actually composed of two cone-shaped parts, one nested inside the other.