Published: Fri, July 27, 2018
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse 2018: Date, Time in India, significance

Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse 2018: Date, Time in India, significance

Other incidences of central lunar eclipses will occur in April 2099, June 2094, September 2090, May 2087 and January 2084.

Given the moon will be at its furthest distance from Earth, Professor David Coward from the University of Western Australia is forecasting a particularly dramatic lunar eclipse for those in the east.

It doesn't get much better than that. Unfortunately the event will be occurring during our daytime.

You can watch it online with The Virtual Telescope Project or Slooh.

The Blood Moon is a sure sign of the end of the world, the pastor warned, pointing to Joel from the Old Testament, which reads: "The sun and moon are darkened and the stars no longer shine".

When the three celestial bodies are perfectly lined up, however, the Earth's atmosphere scatters blue light from the sun while refracting or bending red light onto the moon, usually giving it a rosy blush.

And do not forget to try and catch the event as soon as you can because the moon will only be in a state of total eclipse until 11.15 pm when it will start to emerge and regain its normal appearance.

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'The rim of the earth would be glowing because light is being scattered by the earth's atmosphere'.

Why will the eclipse last so long? Because the Earth passes between the sun and the moon during this cosmic event, the light of the sun has to pass through our planet's atmosphere, casting a shadow on the moon.

Whether you are scrambling to pack for a holiday or swigging an ale in your local beer garden, take a moment on Friday evening to look up. Sometimes the moon passes through the top of the disk, or toward the bottom. The front edge of the Earth's shadow will begin shading the moon from about 9.30pm.

In addition, the Earth is closer to the Sun during the northern hemisphere summer so its shadow is larger than average, he said. So it is moving slower in its orbit and taking more time in the shadow. At 1 hour 43 minutes of totality, the lunar eclipse will be the longest until the year 2123.

According to NASA scientists: "The exact color that the moon appears depends on the amount of dust and clouds in the atmosphere".

It'll just be 42 minutes shorter.

We can see them all in NZ, although for solar eclipses you need to be in the right spot. The whole celestial event is to get over at 3.49 am. The total phase will be end after midnight, while the partial phase will be end at 1:19am, Saturday, finally the penumbral phase will end at 2:28am, astronomer at Qatar Calendar House (QCH) Dr Beshir Marzouk said. About half an hour later, Mars will rise in the same place, sparkling brighter than usual because, in an astronomical coincidence, it is closer to us than at any time during the past 15 years. That means it will be shining extra-bright in the night's sky.

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