Published: Sat, July 21, 2018
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Total lunar eclipse on July 27 midnight

Total lunar eclipse on July 27 midnight

For illustration purposes, Mars has been highlighted and enlarged twenty times: the "Red Planet" has a radius of 3389 km but at the time was roughly 67 million km from Earth while the Moon has a radius of 1737 km and was at a distance of around 411 000 km.

Although in theory, during the total lunar eclipse, the moon should disappear, but it does not happen because though the sun is being blocked by the earth, sunlight passes through the earth's atmosphere, gets bent and manages to reach the moon, Dr. Sidharth said.

The penumbral phase starts at 8:14pm on July 27, the darker eclipse, he said, begins at 9:24pm, it completes entering the umbra at 10:30pm, which is the beginning of the total eclipse, the maximum eclipse occurs at 11:21pm, he said. A lunar eclipse lasting over 1 hour and 43 minutes will greet us on July 27th-28th and is said to be the longest lunar eclipse to occur in 2001-2100.

The eclipse can be seen from all over the country when there are no clouds, the release said. This is what is called the first contact when the partial lunar eclipse begins. When it comes to the United Kingdom, the eclipse can be observed on July 27, starting in London from 8:49 p.m., in Birmingham from 9 p.m. and in Manchester from 9.06 p.m. The Earth blocks the light that the moon receives completely. After this, the moon goes deeper and deeper into the earth's shadow.

The people may be able to witness the longest lunar eclipse of the century.

The most recent total lunar eclipse occurred on January 31 of this year and it was visible in Asia, Australia, the Pacific and western North America. In this process it is the reddish brownish colors that survive and so the moon glows with a reddish brownish hue.

When can we see this event? These are little more than old women's tales.

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