WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- According to EarthSky, between the dusk and dawn of July 27 & 28, a total lunar eclipse will occur as the longest in this century with a duration of an hour and 43 minutes.
- Accompanying the Blood Moon will be the red planet “Mars” looking huge and brilliant as it comes nearer to Earth after 15 years.
- Stargazers will enjoy this spectacular view through tolerable weather.
Eastern hemisphere’s Asia, Australia, New Zealand and most of Europe and Africa will be able to witness the Blood Moon while some regions of the Western Hemisphere, including areas of South America, will be teased with a glimpse.
When the moon crosses paths with the Earth’s shadow a lunar eclipse takes place. But in this event dubbed “The Blood Moon”, the moon will pass through the deepest parts of the Earth’s shadow—the umbra—thus giving off a reddish-orange glow.
When the moon crosses the penumbra, the Earth’s outermost shadow, a partial eclipse takes place. Through timeanddate.com, anyone can find out if their area will view the eclipse as a total, partial or will not appear at all.
From 6:24 p.m. UTC (2:24 p.m. ET) to 10:19 p.m. (6:24 p.m. ET), the eclipse will occur. A partial eclipse will be the entree up until 7:30 p.m. and will start to adorn the skies from there with an extraordinarily lengthy total eclipse.
The Moon will be partially eclipsed an hour before and after the total eclipse. While the main event will occur with a total eclipse between 7:30 p.m. UTC (3:30 p.m. ET) until 9:13 p.m. UTC (5:13 p.m. ET). EarthSky stated that the eclipse will be at its fullest at 8:22 p.m. UTC (4:22 p.m.) ET
Stargazers in New Zealand and Australia will be able to view the eclipse when the moon sets during the dawn of July 28.
The eclipse will not be revealing itself this time to residents of North America and the Arctic. Virtual Telescope Project or VTP will be showing a live stream of the eclipse to eager stargazers who wish to see the spectacular event. VTP will start streaming at 6:30 p.m. UTC (2:30 p.m. ET) while timeanddate.com will start theirs at around 6:00 p.m. UTC (2:00 p.m ET).