'Blood moon' to grace Nigerian skies on July 27

Жители Земли увидят кровавую Луну и великое противостояние Марса

Жители Земли увидят кровавую Луну и великое противостояние Марса

Residents in other parts of Africa and Asia as well those in Europe, Australia and South America will be able to see a partial lunar eclipse.

Mathematically, the longest an eclipse could ever last is one hour 47 minutes, and the longest eclipse of the 20th Century (1901-2000) happened on July 16, 2000. Towards the end of this month, there will be a lunar eclipse, the longest one of this century along with a blood moon.

A lunar eclipse is when the sun, Earth, and moon align and the planet's shadow is cast on the moon, giving it an eerie red hue. The umbra is the darkest part of Earth's shadow.

The total duration of the partial phases is 2 hours, 12 minutes.

A total lunar eclipse will occur on July 28 and will be visible in the Philippines, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

The partial lunar eclipse will begin near around 11.54 pm Indian Standard Time (IST), and on 28 July, the total eclipse will start at 1 am.

What causes a long-lasting total lunar eclipse?

Only those in the Eastern Hemisphere will be able to view the upcoming event, with people in Europe, Africa and Asia getting the best seats for the lunar show. Mars will appear about 10 times brighter than usual, with peak brightness occurring on July 31.

On April 15, 2014, there was a total lunar eclipse which was the first of four consecutive total eclipses in a series, known as a tetrad; a second one took place on October 8, 2014, the third one on April 4, 2015, and the remaining one took place on September 27, 2015.

The result of the earth's shadow turns red, and caught in it the Moon turns crimson. (Philippine time) and will end at 7:30 a.m. on July 28.

After witnessing the Super Blue Moon eclipse, which was seen in January this year.Now on 27 July, people are going to witness new Super Blue Moon eclipse.

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