Published: Fri, June 29, 2018
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

July 28: Catch the century's longest total lunar eclipse


Next month, the world will witness a rare astronomical spectacle as a blood moon will appear on the intermediary night of July 27-28, reports said.

The eclipse will begin at 12 am on July 28 and end at 1.43 am. The total lunar eclipse took places on January 31st was lasted for 40 minutes and known as 'Super Blue Blood Moon.' This astronomical phenomenon was a combination of multiple events. Well, it simply means that the moon will be covered by a shadow for quite some time, 103 minutes to be precise, which is nearly 40 minutes more than how long the Super Blue Blood Moon in January remained in shadow for. As suggested by the event's name, the blood moon will see the Moon cast in a crimson red hue for the duration of the eclipse.

Recent red skies are apparently down to the specific scattering of light particles through the atmosphere. Europe and Africa can view the eclipse during the evening hours, while most of Asia, Indonesia and Australia will have the best view in the morning.

The weather forecast for tomorrow's full moon shows mostly clear skies around Taiwan, optimal for admiring the celestial event, according to the Central Weather Bureau. In an article on NASA SDO with Lunar eclipse, seen an incomplete sun based overshadowing in space when it found the moon going before the sunlight based body. The longest possible lunar eclipse is 1 hour and 47 minutes, according to Earth Sky.

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Saturn will be closest to the Earth on Wednesday, making it a great opportunity to view and see the planet in detail.

Therefore, the two before-mentioned ministers came up with the hypothesis that the upcoming blood moon would indicate that a very tragic phenomenon would take place on Earth. However, such a phenomenon is not possible without a lunar eclipse, as this overshadowing is the one that gives the moon this odd color.

"I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great quake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood", the passage reads. In the process, the Earth's shadow over the moon blocks most light radiation. Be ready to experience a yet another or first experience of the 'Blood moon'. July 31, the Red planet will be at 57.6 million km from Earth, allowing observers in the Eastern Hemisphere can see Mars with the naked eye.

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