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Longest Lunar Eclipse Of the Century To Appear On 27th July

Longest Lunar Eclipse Of the Century To Appear On 27th July

The partial lunar eclipse involves the southern half of the moon passing into the earth's shadow, he added. The Moon will be visible in a scarlet red hue for over 1 hour and 43 minutes, which is 40 per cent longer than any other blood moon measured in recent times.

The last lunar eclipse in 2015.

Lunar fans across the United Kingdom will be able to catch a glimpse of the spectacular event during which the moon's surface is stained red.

Providing information on the event, Director of Regional Science Centre, Prabal Roy said: "It is said to be longest Blood Moon of the century".

From the European continent, it will be possible to see different phases of this phenomenon after sunset, as well as from North West Africa and South America.

Swathes of eastern Africa, the Middle East, and central Asia are in the flawless spot for the eclipse, meaning they will be able to see it in its entirety - provided the weather is good.

The moon will be low on our horizon when it starts to go dark and it will set while completely immersed in a dull-red stain. Only North America misses the show this time.

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Total lunar eclipses, which occur when the Sun, Earth, and moon are in flawless alignment, with our planet in between the two bodies, are always spectacular. The penumbral eclipse will begin at 11:44 pm IST followed by a partial eclipse at 11:54 pm.

Here's when totality will begin in the regions where the entire eclipse will be visible.

Coupled with this, star-gazers across the world will also get a chance to witness a deep red Blood Moon, a situation that occurs when the moon is perfectly eclipsed and appears reddish due to the sunlight.

For those who aren't able to see the lunar eclipse this month, July has another treat in store for skygazers when Mars makes a close approach to Earth. It can be best viewed from Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Asia.

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Where can you watch the eclipse?

And on July 31, the Red Planet will be the closest to Earth that it's been since 2003. Everyone on the night side of Earth will see the eclipse together from 4.24am (AEST) with the total eclipse starting at 5.30am (AEST).