The full blood moon lunar eclipse will take place on July 27, 2018, so keep peeling your eyes in the starting hours of that night and 28th.During glasses, the natural satellite of the Earth will turn red because our planet exposes light from the sun, which usually appears in the bright moon, which we see in the night sky.
According to NASA, on July 27, a lunar eclipse will be fully visible for 1 hour and 43 minutes, which will possibly be the longest of this century till now. It always happens within two weeks of a solar eclipse.
As an added bonus, Mars will also appear especially large and bright in the sky that night as it moves toward its closest approach to Earth in 15 years, meaning eclipse watchers may be able to catch a great view of the Red Planet alongside the blood moon.
The scientist said that at 1.52 am on July 28, the moon would look the darkest and it would continue till 2:43 am.
How to observe: Dubai Astronomy Group CEO Hasan Ahmad Al Hariri informed that lunar eclipses are visible from anywhere on Earth where it is nighttime. The eclipse will be somewhat noticeable for 3 hours and 55 minutes.
Not to be outdone is the super-long total eclipse that's happening at the same time as the opposition, and the Inquisitr recently did a feature that gives you all the details about the once-in-a-lifetime event that'll make you not want to miss it.
Dubai is all set to witness a total lunar eclipse on the night of July 27, an observatory in Dubai announced.
Also among the five major astronomical events of this month, between July 28th and 29th, there will be the Delta Aquarid meteor shower, caused by the remains of the Marsden and Kracht comets, which will send up to 20 meteors per hour in the Earth's atmosphere.
Therefore, passing through the shadows will take more time so that the eclipse is visible for long periods.
On July 31st, Mars will be at only 57.6 million kilometers away from Earth, its closest point to our planet in its orbit around the Sun.
Stargazers in North America and the Arctic will not be able to view the blood moon in the sky, but there will be plenty of coverage online. Observers off the southern coasts of Australia and New Zealand may shortly witness the eclipse.
During this event, the full Moon will pass through the Earth's shadow (or umbra) lasting around 6 hours and 14 minutes from beginning to end. Solar eclipses are unsafe to watch without certified, special glasses, but lunar eclipses don't require special head gear.
An eclipse of the moon takes place only at full moon. "One does not need a telescope to watch the eclipse, although a good pair of binoculars will enhance the experience", Duarisaid.