Rare Celestial treat: Longest total Lunar Eclipse of century falls tomorrow

Watch The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century In Singapore On July 28

Don't miss tomorrow's Blood Moon — the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century

Depending on the weather conditions in your area, it may be rusty, brick-colored or blood-red.

The atmosphere scatters blue light more strongly, meaning the light that reaches the lunar surface is predominantly red in colour.

And it's considered a "micro moon", though that isn't an official astronomical designation. This light appears reddish for the same reason that a sunset or sunrise does.

And keep in mind 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. The eclipse will already have started by the time the Moon rises over the United Kingdom and Western Europe.

"This is a total eclipse at a time in its orbit when it is close to being the farthest from Earth, or at apogee", she said.

The longest total lunar eclipse of this century occurs Friday.

In the United Kingdom, the total phase of the eclipse will end at 22.13pm and the eclipse will end completely at 12.30am on Saturday.

It will be visible in its entirety from the Indian Ocean region, westernmost China, India, the Middle East, central Asia, Turkey and the eastern half of Africa.

"If there are extra particles in the atmosphere, from say a recent volcanic eruption, the moon will appear a darker shade of red".

Mercury was now not as visible as it had been, but Venus could still be viewed more clearly than normal.

Watch The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century In Singapore On July 28
Rare Celestial treat: Longest total Lunar Eclipse of century falls tomorrow

The longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century is coming up, and you don't want to miss it.

The skies across most of France are set to be mostly clear for Friday's lunar eclipse.

Unlike a solar eclipse, the lunar event can be viewed without wearing protective eye gear.

"If you want a close-up view of the moon as it turns red, a pair of binoculars is helpful". During the Mars opposition, Mars will be about five times brighter than usual!

The colour of the moon is affected by the light from the sun's movements skimming through the Earth's atmosphere and continuing up to space about 350,000 kilometres away.

At the same time, Mars will be close to earth, making it appear unusually large and bright.

When the planet reaches its closest point to the Earth on 30 July, it will be 57.6m km - the closest since 2003.

Breakthrough Science Society is organising a public seminar at SJR Women's college at Rajajinagar on Friday from 2 p.m.to 3 p.m.

"Mars will look like this handsome bright red star just below the Moon", said Prof O'Brien. FYI No eye protection is needed for viewing.

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