'Nigerians Can See Blood Moon Tomorrow From 6:44pm to 9:21pm'

Gwen Vasquez
July 28, 2018

All of Asia (including India), and Eastern Africa will get to watch the entire eclipse including the two partial lunar eclipse. The celestial spectacle, which would be seen in its entirety from all parts of India, last for 1 hour 43 minutes, making it the longest total lunar eclipse of this century (2001 AD to 2100 AD), the Ministry of Earth Science had said.

What time is the lunar eclipse today?

The 2018 lunar eclipse will last 20 minutes longer than the last lunar eclipse, which occurred on January 31st and lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes.

In the United Kingdom the partial eclipse will begin at 8.30pm, the total eclipse will occur between 9.20pm with the moon visible to the south-east, until 10.13pm.

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

Sky-watchers will also be able to see Mars burning brightly in the sky, looking like an orange-red star. If you want to watch online the lunar eclipse live stream, just read on for the stream and everything you need to know about the phenomenon. Some light, though, will still reach it because it is bent by the earth's atmosphere.

A total lunar eclipse happens when the Sun, Earth and Moon are perfectly aligned. The subsequent partial eclipse will end at 3.49 am, and the moon will move out of the Earth's penumbral shadow by 4.58 am on Saturday.

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The Moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow and a lunar eclipse can occur only on the night of a full moon or Poornima day.

No other Lunar Eclipse will be as long as this in the century.

He said the moon would begin to enter earth's shadow (known as the penumbra) around 5.15am and would gradually dim until about 6.25am.

The event is co-organised by the Survey Department of the Ministry of Development, Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali and the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam. This celestial event is on a much larger scale compared to the Blood Moon observed at the start of this year.

"In early days experiencing a total lunar eclipse would have felt like the end of the world".

Dr Gregory Brown, of the Royal Observatory Greenwich, said: "We miss a section of the eclipse due to the moon being below our horizon when it starts". The name "blood moon" refers to the moon's upcoming red appearance, which will be caused by the Earth's shadow on it.

On December 26 next year, people in Brunei will be experien-cing a partial solar eclipse when the moon passes in front of the Sun.

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