Total lunar eclipse on July 27: What you need to know

Planetarium to make arrangements for viewing Blood Moon

For those in the Middle East and Madagascar, the eclipse will occur about midnight, and people in Europe and Africa will have the best view between sunset and midnight. The lunar passage will mark the total eclipse of the moon - a celestial event which happens about twice a year on an average.

The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century is expected to occur on Friday July 27.

This happens because blue light undergoes stronger atmospheric scattering, so red light will be the most dominant color highlighted as sunlight passes through our atmosphere and casts it on the moon.

Hagee related the history of the phenomenon and potential future occurrences in his book "Four Blood Moons: Something is About to Change", which he also turned into a motion picture in honor of the 2015 event.

But dust thrown into the atmosphere by recent volcanic eruptions in Hawaii and Guatemala was likely to paint the moon a deeper red. 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).

Stages and time of the lunar eclipse that will be visible in Singapore on July 28, 2018. Furthermore, the Moon will be at apogee, the farthest from the Earth in its orbit, on July 27 and will be moving at a slower speed in its orbit. So, from start to finish, the moon spends almost 4 hours crossing under Earth's dark shadow.

There's also a partial lunar eclipse in July of 2019 in the United States. They area also known as a "blood moon" for the reddish hue the moon takes on during an eclipse. "The total phase of the eclipse - called the totality - spans 1 hour 42 minutes and 57 seconds", said EarthSky's Bruce McClure. The full eclipse will then end at 00.28am on Saturday.

If you miss the lunar show on Friday night‚ you will have to wait until May 16 2022 to see the next eclipse. The last time Mars was bigger and brighter than this was in 2003, when it was less than 56 million kilometres away from Earth.

The blood moon is upon us, and right now we're going to discuss how and when not to view it best.

Central and Eastern Africa: The entire eclipse will be visible in Central and Eastern Africa, with totality beginning in major cities like Cairo and Nairobi at 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. local time, respectively.

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