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Blood moon is coming

Blood moon is coming”

Unlike with solar eclipses, you need no special equipment to observe lunar eclipses.

There will be a full moon and total lunar eclipse that occurs on July 27 to 28, 2018.

The Book of Revelations also contains a similar passage which reads: 'And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great quake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood'.

Moon gazers in North America-and most of the Arctic-won't be treated to the eclipse this time around.

What is the Blood Moon of July 27?

It continues: 'The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the bad day of the Lord come'.

A "blood moon" total lunar eclipse in July 2018 is projected to be the longest this century.

The eclipse will last almost 40 minutes longer than the January 31 Super Blue Blood Moon, which was the longest total lunar eclipse of the year until then, express.co.uk reported. Therefore, only red light, having the longest wavelength in the visible spectrum, travels to the Moon, and results in the Moon appearing blood red. This was visible mostly in the USA and Canada, and only involved a full moon, which was the first of 2018.

Madagascar and the Middle East will have the best view of the eclipse around midnight.

The total eclipse will begin at 7:30 p.m. UTC, and end at 9:13 p.m. UTC.

The night of July 27 and the morning of July 28-depending on your location-will see the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting for 1 hour 43 minutes, EarthSky reported. In the process, the Earth's shadow over the moon blocks most light radiation.

Why Is This Particular Lunar Eclipse So Long?

Interestingly, this blood moon could occur around the time when Mars will be closest to the Earth in the last 15 years.

Lunar apogee is the moon's farthest orbital point from Earth making it appear particularly small and distant. When this happens, the Moon will not completely disappear from view under the shadow, it does however, take on a deep red, nearly burnt orange colour.



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