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Don’t miss blood moon on July 27

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Doris Mccormick | 27 July, 2018, 15:46

The celestial spectacle, which would be seen in its entirety from all parts of India, last for 1 hour 43 minutes, making it the longest total lunar eclipse of this century (2001 AD to 2100 AD), the Ministry of Earth Science had said.

"The second cosmic highlight of the night is a total lunar eclipse, known as the Blood Moon, in the early hours of Saturday".

The good news is that millions of people around the world - from nearly all of Africa to the vast majority of Asia - will be able to see the moon gradually turn a deep blood red during the total lunar eclipse.

Cape Town - On Friday, July 27, 2018 most of the world will be treated to an extraordinary evening of activity in the sky. "Since, colour red has the longest wavelength, it passes through the atmosphere and reaches moon, while all other colours get scattered away", said professor of astrophysics, Patrick Dasgupta, from Delhi University.

The areas of our planet from which this can be experienced are very limited, because the total lunar eclipse must be ongoing at the time of moonset/sunrise. "About an hour later, the partial phase will begin at 2.24am when the moon begins to be covered by the dark Earth's shadow, the Umbra", he said.

So why is the Lunar Eclipse a significant one and when will India witness the next total lunar eclipse?

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At around 8.30pm tonight, the Earth will start to eclipse the moon - turning it red. Coincidentally, Mars is also at its brightest, putting two bright red objects in our sky.

Sometimes they are penumbral eclipses, where the moon passes through Earth's fainter outer shadow, which isn't quite visible to the human eye.

And unlike solar eclipses, especially the total solar eclipse in August 2017, the lunar eclipse is safe to view with the naked eye or binoculars. An opposition happens when Mars is the closest to Earth in its orbit, both on the same side of the Sun. The Mahila Seva Samaj School, in association with Aryabhata Planetarium, will be setting up a high-end telescope in the playground to view the spectacular blood moon. This is the first time in 152 years, a supermoon, a blue moon and a blood moon coincided. Although there isn't any scientific reason behind these, it has been firmly engraved in our culture that the rays, which are more powerful during the eclipse, can affect the baby inside the womb. The moon will begin to appear reddish around 18:24 GMT as it moves into the main part of the Earth's shadow. During this week's lunar eclipse, however, the moon will pass close to middle of the disk.

The next lengthy lunar eclipse is scheduled for 2123.

Dr Brown said: 'As the entire eclipse will occur when the moon is fairly close to the horizon, the main thing to ensure is that you have a clear sightline to the south east.

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