This month's 'blood moon' eclipse to be the longest of the century

Start planning now for longest lunar eclipse of the century

But if you're in the United States, don't plan on seeing it: It will only be visible from parts of South America, much of Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia, CBS News reports.

This phenomena usually happens when the Sun, the Earth and the Moon line up impeccably, throwing Earth's shadow on the moon.

This eclipse will last one hour and 43 minutes - almost 40 minutes longer than the January 31 Super Blue Blood Moon combo. The eclipse will be mainly visible in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia, as well as some parts of South America. Following this, the eclipse will fall below the horizon.

Eerie as it may be, the moon's face appears rouged for the same reason the sky looks blue to our eyes. Earth, on the other hand, is closer to the sun, so it orbits faster than the Red Planet does. It always happens within two weeks of a solar eclipse.

The full moon will plunge deeply into the Earth's shadow on the night of July 27-28.

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At the end of July, the moon will be at its most remote point from Earth and is also being in the darkest area of the Earth's shadow. For viewers in India, the eclipse, both partial and the total, will be visible in its entirety from all parts of the country.

During a total lunar eclipse, the moon's disk can take on a dramatically colourful appearance from bright orange to blood red and more rarely dark brown to very dark gray depending upon the part of the Eartha┬┐s shadow it will be passing through.

But on the night of July 27, the Full Moon would be near its apogee, the farthest point from the Earth in its orbit around the Earth, and it would be the smallest full moon of the year. Not only was it an eclipse, but it became a Super Blue Blood Moon because it synced up with a supermoon, which is a moon that appears extra big and bright, and a blue moon, which is the second full moon during a calendar month. The duration of the full eclipse is 1 hour and 43 minutes (23:30 pm to 01:13 am).

How to observe: Dubai Astronomy Group CEO Hasan Ahmad Al Hariri informed that lunar eclipses are visible from anywhere on Earth where it is nighttime. The Red Planet will make its close approach on July 31 at a distance of about 35.8 million miles, according to NASA. One can use eye protection like sunglasses, x-ray film or special eclipse glasses to witness the eclipse.

Describing 2018, as an year of lunar eclipses, Mr Duari said the last total lunar eclipse took place earlier this year on January 31. But during a lunar eclipse, the glow of the moon has a much less intense brightness than the sun.

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