The longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century is to happen today

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Today marks the longest lunar eclipse of the century as indicated by Pakistan Meteorological Department.

All phases of the extraordinary phenomenon will be viable in Pakistan. Its totality will keep going for 103 minutes, making it the longest eclipse of the 21st century.

The super-moon will be obvious from Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Antarctica.


Longest lunar 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 Earth Sky’s Bruce McClure.

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

This will be the longest lunar eclipse of the present century.

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.

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