Waterfront telescopes will give great views of century's longest lunar eclipse

26 July, 2018, 20:14 | Author: Chad Warren
  • Planetarium to make arrangements for viewing Blood Moon

'There are different types of lunar eclipse but a total eclipse is the most spectacular and is the only type that causes the moon to appear red'. "The totality itself will last for an hour and 43 minutes".

This event is set to be the longest lunar eclipse of the century.

He pointed out that the moon's appearance greatly depended on atmospheric conditions around the Earth at the time of the eclipse. Extra pollutants in the atmosphere may enhance the vibrancy of the moon's apparently color as well.

Special arrangements have also been made at the Lifelong Learning Institute for seeing the lunar eclipse and Mars opposition. The darkest part of Earth's shadow, the umbra, can be pictured as a cone extending from Earth in the opposite direction to the sun. Furthermore, the Moon will be at apogee, the farthest from the Earth in its orbit, on July 27 and will be moving at a slower speed in its orbit. In a tenuous interpretation of the Bible, a select group of onlookers are propounding the belief that Friday's lunar eclipse will bring with it an apocalypse.

A lunar eclipse can be seen from Earth at night. "The second phase of the partial lunar eclipse will be seen until 3.49 am". Although the moon is in Earth's shadow, some sunlight reaches the moon.

The only light reflected from the lunar surface has been refracted by Earth's atmosphere. The Moon will start to turn red from about 5.30 am.

A'super blue blood moon seen in Rosaria near Santa Fe
A'super blue blood moon seen in Rosaria near Santa Fe

Earlier this month, on July 13, there was a partial solar eclipse, which gave rise to several superstitions owing to its date (Friday, the 13th). "If you were on the Moon, you would see a total solar eclipse as the Earth would be blocking the Sun", said Tucker, reported news agency ANI citing CNN.

However, not all of Australia will be able to see the entire eclipse.

It is safe to look at the spectacle without any additional protection.

Why does NASA study eclipses?

On January this year, Indians were lucky enough to witness the Supermoon in its full glory. Even after all these years, scientists are still learning about the moon from lunar eclipses.

In all places except for the place from which you're most likely situated will get an opportunity to view this eclipse. Home blessings also can be done during an eclipse with cleansing during the Eclipse time, followed by protection and energizing at the culmination of the Eclipse.

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