US won't see upcoming lunar eclipse

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A total lunar eclipse happens when Earth takes position in a straight line between the moon and sun. Thousands more enjoyed the show from backyards, balconies and on the streets.

When the full moon moves into Earth's shadow, it will darken, but it won't disappear.

Red light had a better chance of doing so for the same reason the sky was blue - shorter wavelengths were scattered more efficiently by the molecules in our atmosphere, he said.

The Red Planet was closer to the Earth and brighter than it has been in 15 years, making for some spectacular images.

The total lunar eclipse, which turns the moon blood-red, has particularly been a source of dread and panic for people who did not comprehend the circumstances that led to this "strange" phenomenon. Here we've assembled some of the best photos of the 2018 blood moon posted online. But they must clock 72 years to observe the eclipse.

Mr Vlahos said he watched the eclipse from his home in Cheltenham, in Melbourne's inner south-east.

Due to this reddish colour, a totally eclipsed Moon is sometimes called a blood moon.

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Across the world, from the Taj Mahal to the Eiffel Tower, people will be turning their eyes to the sky, hoping to see the blood moon, which appears orange, brown or crimson as sunlight is bent through the earth's atmosphere. They then went to their respective homes to watch the eclipse. The eclipse will continue till 4:58am though the effect will not look as great. Go look at the moon already!

The eclipse began in Australia and Indonesia and is slowly moving across the globe.

Hundreds paid money to watch the celestial display from the city's observatory before sunrise.

For about half the world, the "blood moon" will be partly or fully in Earth's shadow from 1:14 p.m.to 7:28 p.m. ET.

Scientists explain that coincidentally, Mars was also at its brightest and together with the moon appeared as two bright red objects in the sky. But, by later in the monring, he said the cloud coverage spoiled his fun. "Eventually the cloud took the moon away, but Mars was still there for the end as twilight arrived in the morning". He said when he arrived at Kings Park he could "barely see the Moon".

A partial eclipse was also observed in some areas when the moon entered and left the earth's atmosphere, referred in astronomical terms as the earth's umbral shadow.

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