Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse

Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

Except for the population of one continent.

For a total lunar eclipse to happen, the Moon must be full, which means it is directly opposite the Sun, with Earth in between.

A "blood moon", meanwhile, gets its name from the reddish hue it turns when the moon passes through the earth's shadow during a lunar eclipse.

Mars will be easily visible with the naked eye, if the weather permits, as it will be extremely close to the moon for the duration of the eclipse.

Director, B.M. Birla Science Centre, Dr B.G. Siddharth said, "First will be the penumbral eclipse, invisible to many".

Stargazers in the Philippines, along with the rest of Asia and Australia, will be able to view the blood moon from shortly before midnight on Friday, July 27, and dawn on Saturday. "We've all caught on to this lovely word "blood-moon".

Steel said the colouration of this so-called "blood moon" - a spectacle shrouded in ancient superstition - was due to some sunlight leaking through Earth's atmosphere and reaching the moon. "Its red light that scattered by just the right amount that it ends up being directed onto the surface of the Moon", Arul J Prakash said.

Having the opportunity to observe an event like this is quite rare. According to NASA, that should happen at 17:14 Universal Time on July 27.

- From Whanganui to Wellington there's a chance of seeing the totally-eclipsed Moon as the Sun peeks above the horizon. It will last around 103 minutes. India is among the best places to see the lunar eclipse 2018, along with the Middle East, southern China, and eastern Africa.

An eclipse never travels alone: The lunar event is sandwiched between two partial solar eclipses on July 13 and August 11.

Where and when can we see a lunar Eclipse?

If neither of those options works for you, or if their views are occluded, we recommend making a friend in the region and having them Skype you in.

It is better to start observing to eclipse around 22:00 pm Kyiv time.

Well, sky-watchers in the Americas are out of luck this time around.

There is strong evidence of a large amount of water in the lunar mantle that is thought to have been deposited very early on in the Moon's formation, researchers said. The researchers for this study propose that in the early days of our solar system, it's possible that meteorites that came in contact with Earth and "blasted off its surface" could have also landed on the moon.

Protective eyewear was recommended during the solar eclipse to protect people's eyes from the bright light of the sun.

To see the lunar eclipse better, you can use telescopes or binoculars.

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