Why is it such a big deal?
The total lunar eclipse which started around 1:05 am will be remain as till 2:43 am in India while partial lunar eclipse will remain till 3:49 am. The totality period of the eclipse will last for one hour and 42 minutes, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
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The next time we will see a similarly long eclipse will be on August 6/7, 2036, which will last for six hours and 12 minutes from start to finish.
The eclipse will be visible from most places around the world, including Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South America, and the Middle East. Time put together a list of the best places to see the eclipse.
Kiwi eclipse watchers were disappointed this morning when the moon disappeared behind clouds at the crucial moment.
On July 27 at around 10pm, the red planet Mars will be directly opposite to the Sun and at the same time being at closest distance from the Earth at about 56 million kilometres. This means it will be very bright - even brighter than Jupiter.
"Mars will look like this attractive bright red star just below the Moon", said Prof O'Brien. The Sun, the moon and Venus will be the only (natural) objects in the sky brighter than Mars.
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What is a Blood Moon?
Picture: AAPThe blood moon peaks behind the Colosseum in Rome. But let me explain what happens.
The longest eclipse of the 20th century fell on July 16, 2000.
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.
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.
The moon is called the blood moon because of the red colour of the moon seen by people.
Can astronomers learn anything from these events? The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA's robotic spacecraft that orbits the moon, will experience the celestial event first-hand. The longer and wider the shadow, the longer it takes the Moon to pass through it. A dark wedge will begin to appear on the surface of the moon.
In a total lunar eclipse, the Moon passes through the core of Earth's shadow, often turning red-orange due to the bending of sunlight through Earth's atmosphere. Totality will begin at 19:30 GMT and last until 21:13 GMT. Unfortunately, if you live in North America you won't be able to see it outside.
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