Skywatchers looking forward to complete lunar eclipse

28 July, 2018, 07:03 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • A blood moon rises over Cairo Friday

#09:30 PM: When the Eclipse Happens Worldwide - Timeline: Lunar eclipses can be visible from everywhere on the night side of the Earth, if the sky is clear.

At 8.24pm, the moon will start moving into the umbral shadow of the earth.

A "blood moon" is seen during a full lunar eclipse in the southern Bavarian village of Raisting, near Munich, Germany, July 27, 2018.

"We should have a coppery red tint on the moon with Mars the "Red Planet" just next to it, very bright and with a slight orange hue itself".

Mr Wullschleger said his image of the red moon above Brisbane City was taken about 20 minutes after the total eclipse began.

To figure out exactly when to watch for the total lunar eclipse where you are, you can plug your location into NASA's Lunar Eclipse Explorer for all the details.

Anyone who misses out on seeing Friday's lunar eclipse can be reassured knowing they will not have to wait too long for it to happen again - with the next lunar eclipse set to happen in January next year. The Bible contains references to the moon turning blood and some ultra-Orthodox Jews consider lunar eclipses ominous and a cause for moral contemplation.

What is a blood moon?

A Micro Full Moon also takes longer to move across the Earth's shadow compared to a Full Moon that is eclipsed closer to the Earth. The 103 minutes of totality will make it the longest eclipse of the 21 century!

Nigeria to experience longest total lunar eclipse Friday – Scientist

Friday's total lunar eclipse will be visible across large parts across Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, and South America.

Scientists say there are three types of lunar eclipses: total, partial and penumbral. During the eclipse, the Earth will be moving directly between the Sun and the Moon. And in Bengaluru, events are being organised by various institutions to help people understand the phenomenon.

The moon will be totally eclipsed for an estimated 1 hour and 43 minutes in the prime viewing region, according to NASA predictions.

You may have already noticed Mars after dark in recent weeks, looking like a bright star wearing a lot of rouge.

Stay with us to witness the rare phenomenon of the 21st century as we show the LIVE streaming of Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse 2018.

Unlike with solar eclipses, no special equipment is required to observe lunar eclipses.

A skygazer in Sydney watches the blood moon.

According to some Hindu beliefs, celestial bodies such as the sun and moon emit negative energy during an eclipse and so some temples in India were closed to minimise any disturbance. This light appears reddish.



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