Be Ready To Witness A Rare Celestial Phenomenon In Couple Of Months

IVANOVO REGION, RUSSIA - DECEMBER 13, 2016: Supermoon rises over the town of Zavolzhsk. Vladimir Smirnov/TASS (Photo by Vladimir SmirnovTASS via Getty Images)

We would all be surprised  almost about the eclipse which would be a  great mystery in our minds. But with our modern advancement studies, we could completely know about the eclipses and its astonishment facts.The longest lunar eclipse is going to happen ahead in couple of months.

Variation In Color Of Eclipse

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When the Earth moves between the sun and the moon, therefore blocking the sun’s rays from striking the moon, there formed a lunar eclipse. This happens when the Sun, the Earth and the Moon are aligned closely with the Earth in the middle.

During a lunar eclipse, the Earth’s shadow can be seen on the moon’s surface. From the shape of the shadow, you can tell that the Earth is round.A partial eclipse hides only a part of the moon while a total eclipse hides the moon entirely.

As the eclipse begins, Earth’s shadow first darkens the Moon slightly. Then, the shadow begins to “cover” part of the Moon, turning it a dark red-brown colour typically – the colour can vary based on atmospheric conditions. The Moon appears to be reddish because of Rayleigh scattering and the same effect that causes sunsets to appear reddish and the refraction of that light by Earth’s atmosphere into its umbra.

Definition Of Lunar Eclipse

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The Video On Formation Of Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse is formed twice in a year.

And on July 27, 2018, we’ll be treated to a total lunar eclipse that lasts a whopping one hour and 43 minutes, peaking at 8.22pm UTC. In contrast, the previous total lunar eclipse on January 31, 2018, lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes. This lunar eclipse is primarily visible from the world’s Eastern Hemisphere like Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand and parts of Europe.

The Blood-Moon Or Red-Moon

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South America, at least in section, can watch the final stages of the eclipse just after sunset July 27, whereas New Zealand will catch the beginning stages of the eclipse before sunrise July 28. North America, most of the Arctic and much of the Pacific Ocean will miss out entirely, as shown on the worldwide map below.

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This will be the first central lunar eclipse since June 15, 2011. Since it will occur near apogee, this eclipse will also be the longest total lunar eclipse in the 21st century. Totality will last approximately 103 minutes.

This eclipse will be the second total lunar eclipse in 2018, after the one in January.

Unlike solar eclipses, lunar eclipses are completely safe to watch. You don’t need any kind of protective filters. It isn’t even necessary to use a telescope. You can watch the lunar eclipse with nothing more than your own two eyes.

Ready to enjoy this tremendous eclipse which would be the longest lunar eclipse on this 21st century.

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