Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Blood Moon on July 27: longest total lunar eclipse of the century

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A blood red moon lights up the sky during a total lunar eclipse seen from Auckland in 2015. The planet witnessed the longest eclipse of the previous century on July 16, 2000, lasting for 1 hour, 46 minutes and 24 seconds. The event can be observed in a large part of the globe, including in India, where it can be seen after 11.54 pm Indian Standard Time on July 27. The July 27 eclipse will last for 1 hour and 43 minutes, according to NASA.

It sounds impossible - an eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth and Moon are in a straight line - meaning you couldn't see the Moon and the Sun at the same time. In addition, on July 27, the Moon will be at the most distant from the Earth distance.

"Sometimes, the moon passes through the lighter part of Earth's shadow, causing a penumbral eclipse and total eclipse occur when the Earth completely block Sun rays from reaching the moon", he said.

Mars will more likely appear as a very bright star, and viewers will need no protective eye gear. Some superstitions say that expectant women should not touch their belly during the lunar eclipse, or it will bring a birthmark on the child.

Dr Brown said: "At this time, the moon passes into the shadow of the Earth, blocking the light from the sun".

The next lunar eclipse of such a length is due in 2123.

According to the research, the first event was shortly after the moon started to form from a debris disk 4 billion years ago, as it was releasing water vapor and other types of volatile gas in massive quantities.

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Mostly a lunar eclipse occurs twice or thrice a year, but this one will be rare owing to its long duration and visibility from globally.

- From Whanganui to Wellington there's a chance of seeing the totally-eclipsed Moon as the Sun peeks above the horizon.

The name of this eclipse is the Micro Blood Moon Eclipse as on the day of the eclipse, the moon will be at its furthest from the Earth making it appear smaller to the eye.

One of the most famous terms associated with lunar eclipses is the Blood Moon.

It depends partly on "how cloudy or transparent those parts of the Earth's atmosphere are which enable sunlight to reach the moon", he told AFP. This region will be the best view of the Eclipse.

Other objects will also be visible Although not as distinct as Mars, other planets will also make an appearance in the night sky. The other regions that share this cosmic treat are the Middle East, parts of Russian Federation and Kazakhstan, and the eastern half of Africa, but at least part of the eclipse can be seen from nearly everywhere in the world except North America.

"If you want a close-up view of the moon as it turns red, a pair of binoculars is helpful".

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