Longest lunar eclipse of 21st century to be visible in Qatar tomorrow

Longest lunar eclipse of 21st century to be visible in Qatar tomorrow

Longest lunar eclipse of 21st century to be visible in Qatar tomorrow

After Friday's climax it will continue to glow for several days through the weekend as partial eclipses continue to colour the moon as it passes partially into the Earth's shadow.

Tomorrow, Friday July 27, 2018, is a going to be a great day.

Durbanites should hope for a cloudless Friday night for a clear view of the lunar eclipse.

According to the Science News, Nigeria will experience total lunar eclipse, which would be is fully visible in Lagos. The total lunar eclipse, in which the moon will appear red, also called Blood Moon, will be visible from 1 am to 2:43 am tonight.

In a lunar eclipse the moon appears darkened as it passes into the Earth's shadow.

Another reason not to miss and catch this astronomical treat is that the next longest total lunar eclipse is not expected to occur before June 9, 2123.

People in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa and Asia will have the best view, while the final stages of the eclipse after sunset will be visible in parts of South America.

And you don't have to worry about having a telescope to get a good view, with astronomers saying that there will be a very good view without the need for special equipment.

"First, if we consider Saturn and Jupiter - Saturn goes around the sun every 30 years, while Jupiter goes around it every 12 years, so for a large chunk of time they're on opposite sides of the sky, and never seen at the same time".

When the moon moves into the conical shaped shadow of the earth, it goes from being illuminated by the sun to being dark. "The rim of the Earth would be glowing because light is being scattered by the Earth's atmosphere".

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Don't miss tomorrow's Blood Moon — the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century

On December 26 next year, people in Brunei will be experien-cing a partial solar eclipse when the moon passes in front of the Sun.

This is an eclipse of the moon.

BSS will host a seminar on lunar eclipse addressed by senior scientist Jayant Murthy of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, to dismiss myths and superstitions.

What is Total Lunar Eclipse?

Being able to see the Sun and a lunar eclipse at once might be thought impossible, given these events typically happened when the Sun, the Earth and the moon were all in a straight line.

A red planet glowing next to a red moon - it should be a handsome show.

"The eclipse will already be underway when the moon rises above the south eastern horizon at about 8.50pm and the total eclipse will end by about 10.15pm".

"Hence the appellation of "Blood Moon". It will begin when the full moon enters the Earth's shadow (Penumbra) at 1.14am on July 28.

Mr Kirkley said that the sunrise would begin during the eclipse which would "wash out" the colours of the moon as it turned red.

Before we had explanations before what causes the moon to appear red, ancient cultures often feared the worst.

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