Longest lunar eclipse of the century happening in July

On July 27, a lunar eclipse will be fully visible for 1 hour and 43 minutes.

Within days of the eclipse Mars will also be making its closest approach to the Earth in 15 years, getting to just 57.6 million kilometres away. Not only was it an eclipse, but it became a Super Blue Blood Moon because it synced up with a supermoon, which is a moon that appears extra big and bright, and a blue moon, which is the second full moon during a calendar month.

"Also that week, Mars is at the closest it's been since 2003, so Mars will be really bright in the sky".

"The next total lunar eclipse on January 21, 2019, will be only for one hour and two minutes because it will pass to the north of the shadow's centre", Mr. Duari added.

Already Mars is unusually bright. The total eclipse will last from 3:30 p.m.to 5:13 p.m. EDT (1930 to 2113 GMT) If you can't see this eclipse, however, other opportunities will come up in a few months.

But if the moon moves completely into the deepest part of the Earth's shadow, known as the umbra, the moon turns red instead of going completely black.

"Because it's the full moon, the Moon sets when the Sun rises".

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Director, Research and Academic, MP Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, MP Birla Planetarium, Debiprosad Duari told PTI, "Viewers in India are lucky, since the eclipse, both partial and the total, will be entirely visible from all parts of the country". "If you go out after sunset, about 8pm, it's rising in the eastern sky".

According to Begley, the upcoming Blood Moon is the lunar eclipse of this century, and there will not be another such event in the future, as the world is going to end.

Mars is red because it is covered in a layer of dust mainly made up of iron, which has rusted.

Lunar eclipses happen when the sun, Earth, and moon line up so the Earth's shadow is cast on the moon. It would be "very very bright" during the last week of July.

It would be possible to see the eclipse throughout New Zealand, provided the sky was clear, Griffin said. Views in Africa, the Middle East, southern Asia, and the Indian Ocean region will have the best views!

When Mars reached opposition in 2003, the Red Planet was at is closest to Earth it has been in 60,000 years.

The 2003 close approach was the closest in almost 60,000 years, with the two planets within 55.8m km of each other.

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