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Total Lunar Eclipse: The longest lunar eclipse of the century on Friday

Lunar Eclipse

The century’s longest lunar eclipse will take place on Friday July 27th 2018. The moon will transform into a reddish orange color. According to NASA, eclipse happens for a bit more than 100 minutes.

What is Total Lunar Eclipse —

When the whole moon enters Earth’s shadow a total lunar eclipse happens. Some sunlight still reaches the moon, but first it goes through Earth’s atmosphere. The atmosphere filters out most of the sun’s blue light, so the moon looks red.

The century’s longest lunar eclipse will take place on Friday July 27th 2018.
The century’s longest lunar eclipse will take place on Friday July 27th 2018.

The Eclipse on 27th July is treated to the 21st century’s longest lunar eclipse. Due to the ruddy light cast by Earth’s shadow, it is nicknamed a Red Moon. The total moment of complete eclipse will last an astounding 1 hour and 43 minutes. Mercury, Venus, Jupiter Mars and Saturn will be visible at the same time. The eclipse won’t be visible from North America.

People in areas near the Middle East, South/Eastern Africa, Western and Southeast Asia and India will be able to watch glimpse of the longest lunar eclipse. Australians will be able to see the lunar eclipse as the moon sets, while those in Western Europe and Eastern Brazil can see it as the moon rises. For U.S., the lunar eclipse will start around 1:14 p.m. ET.

Due to the ruddy light cast by Earth's shadow, it is nicknamed a Blood Moon.
Due to the ruddy light cast by Earth’s shadow, it is nicknamed a Red Moon.

Why Red Moon?

Due to the ruddy light cast by Earth’s shadow, it is nicknamed a Red Moon. 21st century’s longest lunar eclipse, that happens when the Moon passes through the Earth’s shadow, combines with Mars in opposition. Not only will it turn red as it passes through Earth’s shadow, this eclipse will be the longest in a hundred years.

Red moon prophecy —

The Red moon has been suspected to influence sleep cycles, other human behavioural changes, but until now this was unproven.

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