Possible that life existed on moon: New Research

Gwen Vasquez
July 27, 2018

This eclipse will be the longest one of the 21st century, The full eclipse, which has been dubbed the Blood Moon in the press, will last one hour and 43 minutes, and with the partial eclipse and penumbra phases, it will be almost four hours.

"If you were standing on the moon in this eclipse, you would see the sun and then the earth would come in the way and blot out the sun", said Fabian.

Nigerians from every nook and cranny of this country can see one of the greatest astronomical spectacles of the 21st century tomorrow.

The event may enable people to nearly double the brilliance of Jupiter through the naked eye, and the longest total lunar eclipse of the century.

The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st Century will occur this weekend turning the moon red, but it is not visible in the Northern Hemisphere. "We've all caught on to this lovely word "blood-moon".

Moore said that from 9.30pm until 10.15pm on Friday, the blood red colour of the moon will be dim and if there's any haze in the sky, it could make viewing hard. On July 27 at 10.44 pm, the partial shadow or penumbra of the earth would start touching the moon.

Viewers in India will be able to witness the entire event, though some parts of the North-East might miss out on some of the action. The total duration of the eclipse will be six hours and 14 minutes. And on Friday, Mars will be in opposition. But the dust reflects sunlight, which makes for an even brighter Red Planet.

"They're not as rare as total solar eclipses but it's the peculiarity which is interesting".

It was also reported that experts found out how the Moon is "stretched" earth day.

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The eclipse will begin at around 1:13 a.m.

The super blue blood moon is seen at full lunar eclipse from Quezon City on January 31, 2018.

East Africa, the Middle East and a region of Central Asia stretching as far east as India and as far north as parts of southern Russian Federation should get a spectacular view of the so-called blood moon.

While the Moon is uninhabitable today, there could have been life on its surface in the distant past.

The moon takes about 27 days to orbit Earth and goes through regular phases in a 29.5-day cycle. "The moon will remain in a very faint penumbral shadow for about an hour after that, but this is typically too light a shadow for the naked eye to notice the difference between that and the full moon that follows." 2.

From Newbury, the moon will rise just after 8.50pm, already fully in the Earth's shadow. The Blood Moon occurs when the moon is passing between the Earth and the sun.

Earlier it was reported that NASA showed a colourful picture of the moon taken from the ISS an astronaut stationed there.

The effect is caused by the sun's rays being filtered by the Earth's atmosphere, meaning that red light hits the surface of the Moon.

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