‘Blood moon’, longest lunar eclipse of the century will fall this week

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Sky gazers should now prepare for the minute that may take a long to happen next – yes, the longest lunar eclipse of the century is going to happen in later this week.

Eclipse will occur on the night of July 27 into the early long stretches of July 28. Agreeing to EarthSky, it’s the longest aggregate lunar eclipse of the 21st century. “The entire period of the eclipse – called the totality – traverses 1 hour 42 minutes and 57 seconds,” said EarthSky’s Bruce McClure.


The best view will be in Africa and Asia, however people in Europe, South America, and Australia will be able to witness partially. Be that as it may, North America will be the only continent on planet earth where it will not be visible.

Amid the eclipse, the moon will seem red, giving it the epithet “blood moon.”

An aggregate lunar eclipse happens when the moon and the sun are on correct inverse sides of Earth. At the point when this happens, Earth blocks the sunlight that regularly reaches the moon. Rather than that sunlight hitting the moon’s surface, Earth’s shadow falls on it, according to National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Although the moon is in Earth’s shadow, some sunlight still reaches the moon. The sunlight passes through Earth’s atmosphere, which causes Earth’s atmosphere to filter out most of the blue light.

This makes the moon appear red to people on Earth. This month, Mars will be at its closest to Earth since 2003. The next lunar eclipse that will be visible in North America will be next winter: Jan. 21, 2019.

 

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