Early-risers impressed by 'super long' blood moon eclipse

Early-risers impressed by 'super long' blood moon eclipse

Early-risers impressed by 'super long' blood moon eclipse

In Strasbourg, France, the Moon could be seen looming over this sculpture by the American artist Jonathan Borofsky. You can tune it at the eclipse timings and watch the entire event without any interruptions.

"There is no reason to believe that blood moons foretell doom", said Massey.

Dr Jacob said: "Anyone on that night-side of the Earth would be able to see the moon go into the eclipse".

"The moon should turn red, a little coppery and Mars, nicknamed the "red planet", will be next, very bright, with a slightly orange hue", he said to AFP.

When the moon moves into the conical shadow of the earth, it goes from being illuminated by the sun to being dark.

In Germany, sky gazers will have a chance to see the Friday's "blood moon" at approximately 22:22 hours local time (20:22 UTC) and clear skies are expected for much of the country, except eastern and southeastern Germany. Curious onlookers struggled to get the best shot of the lunar eclipse on their mobile phones.

Some of the light from the sun still reaches the moon after it is bent by the earth's atmosphere, he added.

There will also be a partial lunar eclipse on July 16, 2019, the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, the mission that sent the first humans to the moon. Those planning to watch this celestial event should note that unlike solar eclipse, one does not need to cover their eyes with protective filters to view the Blood Moon.

Rio de Janeiro's spectators cheered when the blood moon emerged from the fog.

Astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted: "A partially eclipsed Moon, with our neighbouring planet in the background, just before diving into Earth's atmosphere".

Curiosity and awe have greeted a complete lunar eclipse, the longest one of this century.

Luckily, people spotted the blood-red moon in Mysuru.

The best areas to see the eclipse include South America, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. In fact, this phenomenon of the moon appearing small is called micro moon.

"If that were true, we'd be in big trouble given the gravitational pulls on Earth, Mars, and our moon!" the NASA website stated.

"In the middle of a lunar eclipse it can look as if a red planet has taken up residence near the Earth - they are both eerie and handsome and I'll certainly be looking out for it!"

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