If things couldn’t get any worse.
The longest lunar eclipse of the century will take part on July 27, lasting almost two-hours. Furthermore, the Eclipse will rise upon the distant skies and be visible to those living in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, as a Blood Moon. However, the bazaar Blood Moon won’t be of sight to those living in North America—in places such as Canada and the United States. Stargazers, moreover, who live in the United Kingdom have the pleasure of witnessing this event, as it will be rising over the horizon in Earth’s shadow around 8:50 PM (BST), over London. The next time this event will rise over the horizon will be in the next eighty-two-years.
The exact times for which the Blood Moon will appear might vary by a few minutes between specific locations.
According to Dr. Noah Petro of the Goddard Space Flight Center, he stated that the Moon can “either graze through the cone, or go right through the middle. That gets a longer-duration eclipse.” He further stated, “This time, the moon is passing closer to the centre of that cone, and it’s therefore a little bit longer than the eclipse we had back in January. The moon can either graze through the cone, or go right through the middle.”
And this is just the beginning. The moon will be at its farthest orbital point from Earth. This meaning that it will take slightly longer to escape the umbra.
Certainly, this Lunar Eclipse will be splendid to all stargazers from Europe, to South America, stated to the fact that it’s not only a Lunar Eclipse, or that it’s the longest of the century, but of its hot, deep red colour—which will be a baffling event to watch, lasting one hour, forty-three minutes.
Written by KFC, author of The 11th Syzygy, on 6/30/18