Bengaluru shuns sleep to watch the total lunar eclipse

Bengaluru shuns sleep to watch the total lunar eclipse

Bengaluru shuns sleep to watch the total lunar eclipse

The total phase of the eclipse lasted for one hour and 43 minutes, while the entire eclipse, including the partial phases, lasted for over six hours.

"There is no reason to believe that blood moons foretell doom", said Massey. Friday, July 27, will be a date to remember, as the total lunar eclipse will be visible to the naked eye throughout Morocco. Sunlight passing through Earth's atmosphere will light the moon in a dramatic fashion, turning it red.

Whether a full moon turns coppery red depends entirely on the atmospheric conditions and how much dust is in the air to bounce off the light from the sun.

It's going to be a rare celestial event, he added.

A blood moon is seen from the Prambanan temple in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, early Saturday, July 28, 2018, during a lunar eclipse.

At the same time, Mars is be traveling closer to earth than it has been since 2003, so some observers may see what looks like an orange-red star - and is, in fact, the red planet.

The longest eclipse of the 20th century fell on July 16, 2000.

Unfortunately, the live stream is the only way those of us in North America will get to witness the blood red moon.

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The period of complete eclipse - known as "totality", when the moon appears darkest - lasted from 19:30 to 21:13 GMT.

After weeks of uninterrupted sunshine and cloudless skies, thunderstorms swept across swathes of the United Kingdom on Friday, veiling what was said to be the longest celestial event in the 21st century.

The fullest eclipse, at 2022 GMT, will be visible from Europe, Russia, Africa, the Middle East, much of Asia and Australia.

Those in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro had more luck, snapping the red moon in the clear night sky with their phones and cameras.

This is what gives the phenomenon the name "blood moon", though Mark Bailey of the Armagh Observatory in Northern Ireland said the colour can vary greatly.

Clouds have hindered Perth's view of the longest blood moon this century, but it didn't stop stargazers from making the most of the small window to see the phenomenon this morning.

Brandon Ochieng, ' a university student told Sunday Standard that he had anticipated the earth to turn crimson red, skies to change hue, or the sun to collide with the moon in a scientic yet surreal way.

Aussies across the country set their alarms early and were treated to an fantastic view of the rare eclipse. Acts 2:20 says: "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come".

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