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Don't miss your date with century's longest Lunar Eclipse today..

Extra-long 'blood moon' won't be visible from Baltimore on Friday — but a 'micro moon' will be Don't miss your date with century's longest Lunar Eclipse today..
Frank Williams | 27 July, 2018, 21:14

Skywatchers around much of the world are looking forward to a complete lunar eclipse that will be the longest this century.

It will be at opposition, which means that it's at the opposite side of the Sun to the Earth. The best visibility will be in Africa and Asia. A blood moon is caused by an effect known as Rayleigh scattering; this happens when moon is in total shadow during the total eclipse, some light from the sun passes through the Earth's atmosphere and is bent toward the moon. "About an hour later, the partial phase will begin at 2.24am when the moon begins to be covered by the dark Earth's shadow, the Umbra", he said.

Although the lunar eclipse is expected to last 103 minutes, observers in the United Kingdom and Ireland will not be able to catch the start as the moon will still be below the horizon.

For about half the world, the "blood moon" will be partly or fully in Earth's shadow from 1:14 p.m.to 7:28 p.m. ET.

The longest lunar eclipse is happening soon. "The carnival will include a telescope sky watch on the lawns of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, coupled with many hands-on activities and a sky theatre interaction on the Moon inside the planetarium at 10am", said N Rathnasree, director of the planetarium.

Baltimore is missing out on a "blood moon" and will have to settle for a "micro moon" Friday night. Such long duration of total lunar eclipses had earlier occurred on July 16, 2000 for totality duration of 1 hour 46 minutes and another one on June 15, 2011 for totality duration of 1 hour 40 minutes, the statement said. But on Friday, the moon reaches its apogee, or the farthest point from Earth in its orbit.

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Starting from 4am on the east coast of Australia, and from 2am in the west, the moon moves into the Earth's shadow.

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Mars will more likely appear as a very bright star.

"Despite its glorious girth, northern observers will pay a price during this juicy Mars apparition", Sky & Telescope contributing editor Bob King said.

It will be a spectacular night as the brilliant planet Mars will be near to the reddish-orange glow of the eclipsed moon, both visible with the naked eye. I'd say this is a once in a blood moon event, but tonight is literally a blue moon, so it looks like nature has a sense of humour.

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