The moon will turn a deep red colour During the eclipse, the moon will pass through the umbra - the darkest part of the Earth's shadow - and take on a red glow. The entire event - beginning as the moon passes through the Earth's stratosphere - will last about six hours and 13 minutes, Petro said. This apogee full moon, or micro-moon, is smaller and slower-moving, and, therefore, takes more time to cross the Earth's shadow than a full moon that is closer and moving more rapidly in orbit. The total duration of the eclipse will be six hours and 14 minutes.
The next total lunar eclipse will occur on January 21, 2019.
From the European continent, it will be possible to see different phases of this phenomenon after sunset, as well as from North West Africa and South America.
THIS weekend stargazers will be treated to a once in a lifetime lunar eclipse event - but you'll have to get up early.
Sadly for us in North America. well, we are out of luck on this one. The entire U.S. won't be able to see a full lunar eclipse again until January.
The team of astronomers behind the Virtual Telescope will stream the Blood Moon from the Roman Forum on Palatine Hill in Rome, Italy.
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Because of the way the light moves through and bends around our atmosphere and planetary exterior, the light that hits the moon is red.
"I spoke with Mills Observatory and unfortunately they will not be opening for the lunar eclipse".
This can occur only when the sun, Earth and the moon are aligned exactly with the planet in between.
All of South Africa will see a total eclipse of the moon on Friday evening, 27 July, starting at 20h24, according to the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA). However, Indians might not be lucky because of the ongoing monsoon season in the country which might cause the moon to be blocked from view. The brighter Mars will remain very close to the eclipsed Moon in the sky on July 27-28 and can be spotted very easily with the naked eye.