Lunar eclipse: Rare 'blood moon' will be visible in the United Kingdom tonight


Lunar eclipse: Rare 'blood moon' will be visible in the United Kingdom tonight

Pablo Tucker
July 27, 2018

Cloud cover over Dundee and Tayside could blot out views of one of the longest lunar eclipses this century.

According to AccuWeather, the entirety of the total lunar eclipse will be visible across most of Africa and central Asia.

Tonight the Red Planet will shine bright as it will be at opposition, sandwiched between the sun and Earth.

The next total lunar eclipse will happen on January 21st, 2019. That's about the middle of the afternoon here in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

A total lunar eclipse is all set to take place on the intervening night of July 27 and July 28, 2018. Temperatures are expected to remain in the mid- to-high twenties in most parts of Italy until late tomorrow evening.


Saturday's selenelion, a total lunar eclipse where the Earth's atmosphere refracts light just enough to make the sun visible, occurs roughly once every 30 years in a particular location.

"It's called a blood moon because the light from the sun goes through the earth's atmosphere on its way to the moon, and the earth's atmosphere turns it red in the same way that when the sun goes down it goes red", Andrew Fabian, professor of astronomy at the University of Cambridge, told Reuters.

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Dr Brown said: 'As the entire eclipse will occur when the moon is fairly close to the horizon, the main thing to ensure is that you have a clear sightline to the south east.

The celestial effects of the total lunar eclipse will be visible in all Indian cities including Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru, and Mumbai among other cities. At 12:51 a.m. PT on July 31, the distance between Earth and Mars will narrow down to 35,785,537 miles, and then widen again. Because the Earth passes between the sun and the moon during this cosmic event, the light of the sun has to pass through our planet's atmosphere, casting a shadow on the moon.


Before we had explanations before what causes the moon to appear red, ancient cultures often feared the worst.

Earth's permanent natural satellite - the Moon during a Lunar eclipse - umbra.

Because of the moon's position in its orbit around Earth, the eclipse's total phase will last for 103 minutes, which is almost the maximum possible duration.

Nakheel will sponsor a free event for stargazers in Jumeirah Village Circle in Dubai from 9.30pm until 1.30am where stargazers can relax on beanbags and enjoy movie screenings, bouncy castles and free refreshments in 2nd December Park, District 14. In India, the lunar eclipse is said to be clearly visible but since its monsoon season, some of you may not be that lucky because of cloudy weather.

The Moon will begin a long journey through Earth's shadow on Friday afternoon, with the complete trip taking just over 6 hours.


"Enthusiasts can witness the phenomenon with the naked eye and without any filter", Bharat Kumar of the Breakthrough Science Society (BSS) in Bengaluru said.

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