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Blood Moon 2018: India to witness LONGEST total lunar eclipse of 21st century in July, here's how you can see it

Blood Moon 2018: Giving out a delightful treat for those who manage to get a glimpse of the night sky, the total lunar eclipse will also feature a "blood moon" phenomena, which is a result of sunlight being scattered throughout the Earth’s atmosphere.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: July 26, 2018 6:13 IST ]

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Blood Moon 2018 in July to be LONGEST total lunar eclipse of 21st century! All you need to know

Blood Moon 2018 this month will be the longest total lunar eclipse of 21st century, setting in excitement for stargazers across the world. Blood Moon 2018 will be a delightful treat for those who manage to get a glimpse of the night sky during the longest total lunar eclipse. The total lunar eclipse will also feature a  a "blood moon" phenomena, which is a result of sunlight being scattered throughout the Earth’s atmosphere. 
 
Official estimates place the entire elapsed time of the total lunar eclipse and blood moon at 1 hour, 43 minutes. This also outstrips the Super Blue Blood Moon combination that occurred in January of this year by nearly three-quarters of an hour.
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Blood Moon 2018: Here is all you need to know 

1. When will the total lunar eclipse take place?

The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century, also featuring blood moon, can be seen on the night of July 27-28.

India Tv - January Super Blue Blood Moon 2018

January Super Blue Blood Moon 2018

2. At what time the total lunar eclipse will be seen?

 
The total lunar eclipse will reach its peak sometime around 8:22 p.m. UTC or Coordinated Universal Time, which equates to 1:52 am (IST-Indian Standard Time). This translates to roughly 4:22 p.m. EDT or Eastern Daylight Time. 

Unfortunately, most residents of North America will have to settle for a high-definition video of the eclipse as it occurs, while those in the European Union and neighboring areas may have a bit more luck to view the extremely rare astronomical event with the naked eye. 

3. How long will the total lunar eclipse, July Blood Moon last? 

The total lunar eclipse, also featuring the Blood Moon, will last for a whopping one hour and 43 minutes. This also outstrips the Super Blue Blood Moon combination that occurred in January of this year by nearly three-quarters of an hour.

India Tv - January Super Blue Blood Moon 2018  

January Super Blue Blood Moon 2018

 

4. Why is the lunar eclipse so long?

In July 2018, the full moon and lunar apogee fall on the exact same date of July 27.

Lunar apogee is the moon’s farthest orbital point from Earth making it appear particularly small and distant.

FIRST pictures of Super Blue Blood Moon 2018

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