Total lunar eclipse around the world

The longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century is coming on Friday Here's what you need to know

The longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century is coming on Friday Here's what you need to know

The longest "blood moon" eclipse this century began on Friday, coinciding with Mars' closest approach in 15 years to treat skygazers across the globe to a thrilling celestial spectacle.

This will be the second and last lunar eclipse of 2018.

Fearing the jaguar would come down to earth to continue its assault, people would throw spears at the moon and create noise to scare it away.

However, north Americans can witness a similar happening in January next year, though the duration of the lunar eclipse will not be such long.

The Weather Channel will be live streaming the lunar eclipse on its smartphone app beginning at 4 p.m. So it is not just the red moon but the red planet also making its presence felt in the night sky tomorrow.

Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse July 2018 today India LIVE UPDATES: The century's longest total lunar eclipse will take place tonight on July 27 till the early hours of July 28. This will make the Red Planet appear slightly larger, but most notably brighter in the sky.

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

As a scientist I don't like the use of the description "blood moon".

Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly shooting in Toronto
Gun ownership also requires training, a personal risk assessment, two references, spousal notification and criminal record checks. Danforth Avenue was filled with hundreds of people Wednesday night to honour the victims of Sunday's mass shooting.

Trump and European Union officials strike 'zero tariff' deal to avert trade war
The trouble is, China previous year imported $12.3 billion in USA soybeans, the European Union just $1.6 billion. The escalating trade war and tariffs on steel and aluminum had put pressure on auto companies' earnings.

Samsung Unveils ‘Unbreakable’ OLED Smartphone Display Panel
It was drop tested from 1.2 meters 26 times in succession in accompanying high and low temperature tests. The manufacturer says the screens also subsequently survived a drop from 6' (1.8 m) and kept on ticking.

The entire eclipse can be viewed from Brunei until moon set at 6.23am, Hazarry said. The partial lunar eclipse had started around 11:54 pm and the total lunar eclipse took place around 1:05 am.

Unfortunately for us here in MI, this eclipse will only be visible in the Southern Hemisphere.

North America, much of the Pacific Ocean and most of the Arctic won't see a thing.

However, the partial eclipse will be visible for nearly four hours.

While you might imagine that this phenomenon leads to a dark sky, the way the sunlight travels through Earth's atmosphere means that it actually casts the moon in a reddish orange hue-hence the nickname "blood moon". There will be another guest during the eclipse, as Mars will glow brightly, giving some unforgettable moments to skywatchers all over the world.

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. It began with a penumbral lunar eclipses on June 10, 1351 and will end with another penumbral eclipse on July 24, 2613.

"The light from the sun goes through the Earth's atmosphere on its way to the moon, and the Earth's atmosphere turns it red in the same way that when the sun goes down, it goes red", astronomy professor Andrew Fabian, of the University of Cambridge, told Reuters.

Recommended News

  • Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after troops attacked

    Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after troops attacked

    The army said in a statement Wednesday it was "targeting Hamas military posts in the Gaza Strip" after soldiers were shot at. The Israeli military says it has shelled militant targets in the Gaza Strip after its troops on the border came under fire.
    Nick Jonas Reportedly Proposed To Priyanka Chopra At Her 36th Birthday

    Nick Jonas Reportedly Proposed To Priyanka Chopra At Her 36th Birthday

    Dusky beauty Priyanka Chopra after a huge gap signed her next Bollywood outing Bharat which features Salman Khan in the lead role. Of late, there has been a lot of buzz about Priyanka and Nick as they are regularly spotted hanging out with each other.
    Saudi Arabia stops oil exports after Yemen rebels strike two tankers

    Saudi Arabia stops oil exports after Yemen rebels strike two tankers

    Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis attacked two of Saudi Arabia's giant crude carriers off Yemen's coast on causing slight damage. The Houthis claimed a rocket attack on the ships and a Saudi-led coalition naval ship.
  • Liverpool favourites to catch Man City in Premier League, says Dennis Wise

    Liverpool favourites to catch Man City in Premier League, says Dennis Wise

    Put simply, this team can not afford any more lousy off-days against opponents they should clearly beat, as that is not the standard of champions.
    Cheat Codes Replace Demi Lovato At Event After She’s Admitted To Hospital

    Cheat Codes Replace Demi Lovato At Event After She’s Admitted To Hospital

    The dispatcher tells the woman he doesn't have any control over that, and that "this is definitely a medical emergency for her". Police were called to her Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday night, where she was found unconscious.
    Egyptian zoo busted painting donkeys to look like zebras

    Egyptian zoo busted painting donkeys to look like zebras

    CBS News also notes that zebras and donkeys, despite both bearing a resemblance to horses, are different species. The zoo denied the allegations, with the zoo's director, Mohamed Sultan, insisting the zebras were not fakes.
  • Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Most Of Maryland

    Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Most Of Maryland

    Wind will continue to crank up from the southeast at 15-20 miles per hour by the afternoon gusting higher than that at points. But as has been the case most of the week, it's not the heat but rather the humidity that makes it rather unbearable outside.
    Bitcoin Drops as U.S. Regulators Reject Winklevoss ETF Plan

    Bitcoin Drops as U.S. Regulators Reject Winklevoss ETF Plan

    Those familiar with Bitcoin widely believe that the SEC's approval of an ETF will increase liquidity, and cause prices to rise. Attached with the tweet was her statement of dissent regarding the decision made by the SEC.

    Idyllwild Fire in Riverside County California

    Jerry Brown on Thursday issued emergency proclamations in both Riverside County in the south and Shasta County in the north. One of the fires he allegedly started is the Cranston Fire on the San Bernardino National Forest .
  • California governor issues fire emergency for two counties ravaged by wildfire

    California governor issues fire emergency for two counties ravaged by wildfire

    Throughout the day, helicopters and planes dumped water and fire retardant that turned swathes of land and homes pink. The wildfires have dispatched firefighters to all corners of the state amid an oppressive heat wave.
    Ryan opposes GOP effort to impeach Rosenstein

    Ryan opposes GOP effort to impeach Rosenstein

    Some argue , however, that attempts to impeach Rosenstein are merely an attempt to "sabotage" the Mueller investigation . Rosenstein bristled when Jordan, the Ohio Republican, asked him why he was "keeping information from Congress".
    Manchester Utd face battle for early points, says Mourinho

    Manchester Utd face battle for early points, says Mourinho

    I've been unlucky because I've had a few ups and downs, with different managers, but I would say I've never been out of shape. I went to Vietnam and Thailand, I'm feeling good and I can hopefully get a full pre-season, which I've not had in many years.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.