Lunar Eclipse July 2018

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Also, on July 27, Mars will pass closer to Earth than it has done for 15 years.

Mars is already brighter than usual and will shine even more- and appear bigger - as July 31 nears.

Thereafter totality will occur when the entire face of the moon disappears into the shadow and reappears as the ominous Blood Moon.

"Part of South America will be able to watch the final stages of the eclipse just after sunset on July 27".

In the United Kingdom: the partial eclipse will begin at 8.30pm BST on Friday, and the total eclipse will occur between 9.20pm and 10.12pm, with the moon visible to the south-east.

Total lunar eclipse will be visible across several cities including Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru and Mumbai, reported NDTV. In fact, it will be easier to look at than a normal full moon because it will not be as bright.

According to the Finnish astronomical society Ursa, the eclipse will last from 10.30pm to 12.13am, peaking at around 11.22pm. The event gets underway at 1:14 PM ET, reaching complete eclipse at 3:30 PM. The next lunar eclipse will take place in January of next year and will last 1 hour and 2 minutes.

Thank you for your feedback. "At most perihelic oppositions, including this one, the planet retreats to the belly of the ecliptic low in the southern sky".

At the same time, Mars will hover near the moon in the night sky, easily visible with the naked eye.

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The world will on Friday experience a rare spectacle of the longest lunar eclipse in the 21st century. This light appears reddish.

Skywatchers are advised to pick a location with a clear horizon on the south-east in order to maximise their viewing time. It will also have astronomers on hand to offer commentary on the history and science of lunar eclipses on Facebook Live. The sunlight passes through Earth's atmosphere, which causes Earth's atmosphere to filter out most of the blue light.

Some are unimpressed by the biblical moniker for this evening's event.

Pramod G. Galgali, Director, Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, said, "Unlike solar eclipses, lunar eclipses can be witnessed without any special equipment".

The next lunar eclipse of such length will happen in 2123.

According to National Geographic, an Inca myth told the story of a jaguar that attacked and ate the moon (giving it its red colour). "It's something that people have heard of before", she said.

"Mars will look like this attractive bright red star just below the Moon", said Prof O'Brien.

The Royal Astronomical Society said Mars and the moon will appear low in the sky for everyone in the United Kingdom, so a location with an unobstructed southeastern horizon will afford the best view. That means the planet and the sun will be on exact opposite sides of the Earth and will shine its best.

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