Where can you see Friday's 'blood moon'?

Where can you see Friday's 'blood moon'?

Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse 2018 tonight LIVE UPDATES: During this rare phenomena, the Moon will turn bright red and it will be visible in India as well.

All eyes will on the sky tonight as the world is to witness the attractive sight of 'blood moon' as the moon moves into the shadow of the earth for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century.

We may not be able to see this week's total lunar eclipse here in D.C., but you can take in the views from around the world via livestream.

The total eclipse lasted 1 hour, 42 minutes and 57 seconds, though a partial eclipse preceded and follows, meaning the moon will spend a total of almost 4 hours in the Earth's umbral shadow, according to Nasa.

However, those living in the United Kingdom and Ireland will not be able to see the start of the lunar eclipse as the moon will still be below the horizon.

The next lengthy lunar eclipse is scheduled for 2123.

The planetarium has organised a "Moon Carnival" for people in the national capital to watch the eclipse, PTI reported. On average, the totality lasts approximately one hour to one hour and 30 minutes during moon eclipse.

The longest eclipse of the 20th century fell on July 16, 2000.

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In addition, during Friday's eclipse, the Moon will be at its "apogee" - the point farthest from the Earth.

"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 lovely", said Robert Massey of the Royal Astronomical Society in London.

A Micro Full Moon also takes longer to move across the Earth's shadow compared to a Full Moon that is eclipsed closer to the Earth.

During this rare phenomena, the Moon will turn bright red and it will be visible in India as well.

For about half the world, the "blood moon" will be partly or fully in Earth's shadow from 1:14 p.m.to 7:28 p.m. ET.

With the Earth's shadow subduing the moon's bright light, the stars and planets were on show, including Mars, which was at the brightest it's been since 2003. That's why the sun and sky have different colours during sunrise and sunset. Nearly two weeks after, on August 11, 2018, another partial solar eclipse will take place. The Bible contains references to the moon turning blood and some ultra-Orthodox Jews consider lunar eclipses ominous and a cause for moral contemplation.

"Such long duration of total lunar eclipses had occurred on July 16, 2000 for a totality duration of one hour 46 minutes and another on June 15, 2011 for a totality duration of one hour 40 minutes". Total eclipses-like the one we're due for-happen when the trio is in a completely straight line, and no light from the sun can directly reach the moon.

As Dr Gregory Brown, an astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, explains: "At this time, the moon passes into the shadow of the Earth, blocking the light from the sun".

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