When to MISS the longest Lunar Eclipse of the century

Katie Ramirez
July 26, 2018

What's more, the eclipsed moon will on Saturday be close to the planet Mars, which according to Earth Sky, is at its peak brightness.

The first part of the lunar eclipse will see the Moon fall under the Earth's shadow.

Although it won't look almost as large as the blood moon, Mars will be its largest in size if you're looking through a telescope and close to its maximum brightness in our sky. The total eclipse will last up to 1.43 hours.

But don't worry, even if you don't manage to find a flawless spot, you'll still be able to get a good view of the red moon as it rises in the sky. "A Blue Moon is the second full moon during a calendar month", said Duari, who also termed the year 2018 as "a year of lunar eclipses". Sometimes Earth moves between the sun and the moon. While we've got the times ready, unfortunate for most likely readers of this article, this eclipse won't be visible from most of North America!

Sarika Gharu, an astronomer revealed: "The lunar eclipse on July 27 is said to be the longest blood moon witnessed in 100 years".

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According to The Weather Network, from start to finish, the total lunar eclipse where the Moon will appear completely red, will last for 103 minutes. But North America, a large part of the Pacific ocean and a large part of the Arctic did not notice.

"This will happen next July 27, 2018 when we will have a wonderful total lunar eclipse, with the moon showing its unbelievable red colour and Mars, the Red Planet, will reach its opposition, actually a so-called "great opposition", offering the best observing conditions since 2003".

On the night of the Blood Moon, the Earth's shadow cast by the sun will paint the July full moon a deep reddish to orange hue. Although the viability of that claim is starting to wane, given that we've seen lunar eclipses previously on 14 April and 8 October 2014 as well as 4 April and 28 September 2015, and we're still knocking about. However, those living in Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia will be able to see it in its entirety. There are two types of lunar eclipses: total lunar eclipses and partial lunar eclipses. Underneath the moon to the right, Mars will be visible to the naked eye.

In December 2011, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter gathered data about how quickly the moon's day side (the side that always faces Earth) cools during a lunar eclipse. It will be Mars's closest approach to our planet in over a decade so the planet will appear bigger in the sky.

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