Countdown begins for the longest lunar eclipse of the century

Eclipse 2018 The Blood Moon live stream

Eclipse 2018 The Blood Moon will be streamed live online on Friday July 27

The moon will turn a stunning blood red this Friday for the longest total lunar eclipse this century lasting almost two hours. But if you live in South America, eastern Africa, the Middle East and central Asia, you're in luck.

A total lunar eclipse only happens when the earth moves between the sun and the moon and completely blocks direct sunlight from reaching the moon.

Admirers of the Bible claim that the July 27, 2018 earthlings will be able to see the blood Eclipse, which can bring fatal change and the beginning of Armageddon, that is the end of the world. The next total lunar eclipse will occur on January 21, 2019. "The duration makes it the longest total lunar eclipse of this century (2001 AD to 2100 AD)", a statement by the MoES said. This is the longest total lunar eclipse of the century.

"This smaller and slower-moving full moon takes more time to cross the Earth's shadow than does a full moon that is closer to Earth and moving faster in orbit". Meanwhile, viewers in Europe are reasonably well-positioned to see the lunar eclipse - you'll likely see a partial Blood Moon - but those located in North Africa won't be able to watch (other than through webcasts).

However the brightness of the red colour depends on how dirty the atmosphere is due to volcanic eruptions - and experts don't believe this particular blood moon will display a strong red. The Moon will be gradually covered by the Earth's shadow and the totality phase will begin at 1 am on July 28.

Eclipse 2018 Blood Moon lunar eclipse
Eclipse 2018 Scattered sunlight will paint the moon a deep red to orange colour

It's a good time for Americans to start getting excited about the moon, as NASA will begin celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the the spaceflight that made astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin the first two people on the moon, in October, Petro said.

All of this is easily visible with the naked eye.

You can also watch the lunar eclipse online: The Virtual Telescope Project in Rome will be streaming the cosmic show here. Lunar Eclipse is known as Chandra Grahan in Indian. It will be Mars's closest approach to our planet in over a decade so the planet will appear bigger in the sky.

Tune in starting at 2:24p.m. (Jacksonville time) to see the partial eclipse. In one of the sky's wonderful coincidences, the Mars opposition happens on July 27 too.

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