Lunar Eclipse 2018 Date and Time in IndiaANN News

Gwen Vasquez
July 26, 2018

According to the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA), most of Africa, Europe, the Middle East and eastern Asia will see this eclipse.

Though North Americans will get the worst view in the world of the historic eclipse, we'll still be able to witness the reddish colour of the moon, just not a gradual and lengthy transition like people in Europe and Africa will. The fact that the moon appears so small and takes longer to pass through Earth's shadow is also why the eclipse lasts longer.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon, earth and sun align, with the moon behind the earth, in its shadow. "Both the moon and Mars will be close to each other and will be visible in red".

Because of the way the light moves through and bends around our atmosphere and planetary exterior, the light that hits the moon is red.

'The colour is due to Rayleigh scattering - where the sun's blue light is scattered off molecules in the earth's atmosphere - which also happens at sunsets. The story shows how the Walpiri understood the correlation between the movements of different celestial bodies and the visual phenomena they produce.

"The penumbral eclipse will begin on July 27 at 10:15pm with its partial phase will kick off at 11:24pm and the total eclipse will be visible at 12:30am on July 28", Rashid said. The Moon will get to the height of the eclipse at around 1.51 am, at which point it would have reached the centre of the Umbra.

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Christian preachers John Hagee and Mark Blitz predicted that a tetrad - that's four lunar eclipses in a row - would hail the end of the world.

A "super blue blood moon" rises over Canberra on January 31.

Friday will bring the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century.

Those on the east coast will not see the Moon leave the shadow but people living further west should see almost all of the lunar eclipse.

The star gazers of Singapore will have to wait until May 26, 2021, for the next total lunar eclipse visible from the country. The last time Mars was bigger and brighter than this was in 2003, when it was less than 56 million kilometres away from Earth.

Courtesy of the Virtual Telescope project, the total lunar eclipse and Mars at opposition will be broadcast live online.

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