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

Mars to Get Even More Closer to Earth Than It Did in 2003

Mars to Get Even More Closer to Earth Than It Did in 2003

A total lunar eclipse will rise over the night sky on July 27 and it will be the longest eclipse of this century which will be fully visible.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the earth comes between the moon and the sun, causing the earth's shadow to cover the moon.

During the lunar eclipse, the full moon will be filtered by the sunlight and refracted by the atmosphere of the Earth, which will be red ting.According to Space.com, the total phase of the blood moon eclipse will last for one hour and 43 minutes, although the entire epic event will last about four hours.

The eclipse would also be visible in parts of South America, much of Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, he said. Following this, the eclipse will fall below the horizon.

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

Because the line of view is directed at the moon instead of the sun, lunar eclipses, unlike solar eclipses, are completely safe for full frontal viewing.

So far, in 2018, we have seen many stunning astronomical events including Super Blue Blood moon in January and an extraordinary astronomical alignment in June.

Dubai is all set to witness a total lunar eclipse on the night of July 27, an observatory in Dubai announced. The totality, or when the earth's shadow covers the moon and creates complete darkness, will last one hour and 43 minutes.


"It was widely known as Super Blue Blood Moon as it was a so-called supermoon, when a Moon appears extra big and bright being closest to the Earth in its elliptical orbit".

The U.S. will have to wait until July 2020 to experience a lunar eclipse, according to NASA.

These days, scientists know better - but still, the upcoming total lunar eclipse is expected to look just as ominous as it did thousands of years ago. The longest possible total lunar eclipse is 1 hour and 47 minutes.

Protective eyewear was recommended during the solar eclipse to protect people's eyes from the bright light of the sun.

July will also see Mars make a close approach, reaching the point in its orbit when it is closest to Earth.

The previous total lunar eclipse on January 31, lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes when the moon passed to the south of shadow's centre; and the next total lunar eclipse on January 21, 2019 will be only for 1 hour and 2 minutes because it'll pass to the north of the shadow's centre.

Explaining the celestial phenomenon, Mr Duari said a lunar eclipse takes place only at full moon.

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