See the Longest Lunar Eclipse of This Century

This month’s ‘blood moon’ eclipse to be the longest of the century

This month’s ‘blood moon’ eclipse to be the longest of the century

The eclipse would also be visible in parts of South America, much of Africa, West Asia and Central Asia, he said.

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

The Moon and Mars will be putting on a show this July, even if New Zealand doesn't get to see all of the event being dubbed the longest lunar eclipse of the century. Eastern). The moon will be partially eclipsed for roughly an hour before and after the total eclipse, and the maximum eclipse will occur at 8:22 p.m. UTC (4:22 p.m. "Special filters are required to protect our eyes like those used for watching solar eclipses". This summer, two partial solar eclipses will take place on July 12 and August 11.

At its most luminous, Mars will supersede Jupiter as the fourth brightest celestial object-after the Sun, Moon, and Venus-from July 7 to September 7.

The reason this lunar eclipse will be a particularly long one is because the moon will be passing nearly directly through the central part of Earth's shadow, while the moon is at a particularly distant point from Earth in its monthly orbit. Skygazers who missed out on January's Super Blue Blood Moon, the first lunar eclipse of 2018, have a good chance of witnessing the next celestial event as the eclipse will adorn the skies next week.

Mars close approaches happen about every 26 months, and is the point where Mars and Earth are closest to each other in their orbits around the Sun.


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.

"This smaller and slower-moving full moon takes more time to cross the Earth's shadow than does a full moon that is closer to Earth and moving faster in orbit".

This was the reason a totally eclipsed Moon, at times, was called as Blood Moon.

On July 27th, the moon will pass through the Earth's shadow and form a lunar eclipse.

The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21 century occurs on July 27 - this is what you need to know.

The next total lunar eclipse that will be viewable from the United States is just seven months away, coming on January 20, 2019. Instead of appearing bright and illuminated, the full moon will be reddish-giving the event its colloquial name, the "blood moon".

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