Starwatch: red marvel that is a lunar eclipse

Eclipse 2018 Blood Moon lunar eclipse

Eclipse 2018 The Blood Moon will rise next week on Friday July 27

Lunar eclipses occur when Earth's shadow blocks the sun's light, which otherwise reflects off the moon.

After the January 31, Super Blue Blood Moon lunar eclipse and the July 13 partial solar eclipse, brace yourself for another major celestial event - the Blood Moon set to take place on July 27-28 - for which the planetarium is making special arrangements, provided the weather permits.

A partial lunar eclipse is seen from in Nice, France, Aug. 7, 2017. Here are the timings to watch Lunar Eclipse in India on July 27, 2018. This eclipse is represented as phase one of the partial eclipse, since a second partial eclipse will be witnessed after the total lunar eclipse ends.

Although U.S. residents won't be able to see the eclipse, they should still be excited because the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter - NASA's robotic spacecraft orbiting the moon - will experience it first-hand, Petro said.

The Moon will get to the height of the eclipse at around 1.51 am, at which point it would have reached the centre of the Umbra. The LRO was launched in June 2009 to provide detailed maps to identify "safe and interesting" landing sites on the moon for future human and robotic exploration.

Although the moon is in Earth's shadow, some sunlight still reaches the moon. "Both the moon and Mars will be close to each other and will be visible in red". The total lunar eclipse will last almost 103 minutes, which makes it the century's longest.

What path will the Blood Moon lunar eclipse take?

Instead of that sunlight hitting the moon's surface, Earth's shadow falls on it.

What exactly is a blood moon?

During the eclipse, the moon will appear red, giving it the nickname "blood moon".

'There are different types of lunar eclipse but a total eclipse is the most spectacular and is the only type that causes the moon to appear red'.

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