Blood Moon Eclipse Probably Not A Bad Omen, According To Boring Astrophysicist

Blood Moon Eclipse Probably Not A Bad Omen, According To Boring Astrophysicist

Die hard moon fans of a certain age may remember the total lunar eclipse from 18 years ago (July 16, 2000) which lasted for 1 hour and 46.4 minutes, when the moon was even more centered in the shadow than it will be a month from now, or than it will be again for a while.

"A blood moon is the definition used when the moon appears bright, large and reddish in colour, and it only occurs when there is a full moon". I can safely say there is absolutely nothing to worry about when a total lunar eclipse occurs.

The total lunar eclipse will follow the super blue blood moon of January 31, which too was a once-in-a-lifetime event when a supermoon, lunar eclipse and blue moon combine together at the same time.

Given favorable weather conditions, the July 27 blood moon will be visible throughout most of the eastern hemisphere including the totality phase in Africa, the Middle East and much of central Asia. For best visibility, it is suggested to view it from locations far away from urban settings, where the sky is the clearest.

Why is the lunar eclipse so long?

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Recent red skies are apparently down to the specific scattering of light particles through the atmosphere.

United Kingdom skygazers can look up to the sky on the night of July 27, and the early hours of July 28 to catch the phenomenon.

The partial eclipse, meanwhile, which comes either side of the main event, will last nearly four hours.

The Strawberry Moon, the first full moon that falls during strawberry season, will hit its peak fullness on Wednesday, June 27 at 9:53 p.m PT and on Thursday, June 28 at 12:53 a.m. ET. The darkest part of Earth's shadow is called the umbra. The one thing that sets this eclipse apart will be the duration of totality. That means the moon will appear slightly smaller in the sky and will take a little bit longer to go through Earth's shadow, Space.com reported.

Tonight, Inverse explained, "Earth's orbit will bring the planet in between Saturn and the sun, which will place Saturn opposite the sun in Earth's sky and create a rare opportunity to observe the ringed planet throughout the night".

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