Longest Lunar Eclipse
Star-gazers across the planet will also get an opportunity to witness a deep red Blood Moon, a situation that happens once the moon is absolutely eclipsed and seems ruby-red because of the daylight.
The world can witness a rare celestial event on Friday – the longest lunar eclipse of the century that may last one hour and 45 minutes.
According to CNN, the moon are going to be in excellent alignment with the sun and Earth, with the moon within the middle of the world and therefore the sun.
Coupled with this, star-gazers across the planet will get an opportunity to witness a red Blood Moon, a situation that happens once the moon is absolutely eclipsed and seems ruby-red because of the daylight.
Stargazers are having it superb this month with a line-up of a triple celestial delight: a partial solar eclipse on July 13; currently a a eclipse on the night of July 27; and Mars coming back the nearest it’s to earth in 15 years on July 31.
“India is at the center stage of the eclipse. it is visible everywhere India in its entirety,” Ajay Talwar, at the Amateur Astronomers Association Delhi, said.
The cloudy monsoon skies might play spoilsport however since this eclipse is longer than most, there is a good chance of catching a glimpse.
“The Moon is not continuously in excellent alignment with the Sun and the Earth, so is why we don’t get a eclipse each satellite cycle. you may see the sunrise and sunset of the earth lighting up the surface of the Moon — over 350,000 kilometer away. If you were on the Moon, you would see a complete occultation because the Earth would be blocking the Sun,” CNN quoted Brad Tucker, an astronomer with the Australian National University’s analysis faculty of uranology and astronomy, as saying.
This rare celestial event is going to be visible across Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and South America. In India, it will be seen when 11:54 pm IST on July 27. (With agency inputs).