Chandra Grahan,The longest Lunar Eclipse , know date, timings and more

Chandra Grahan,The longest Lunar Eclipse , know date, timings and more

Chandra Grahan,The longest Lunar Eclipse , know date, timings and more

Stargazers, get ready to witness the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st Century. We'll be treated to a total lunar eclipse on January 19, 2019, that will be visible from from North and South America, Europe, Africa. The entire event, from the moment Earth's shadow starts to fall upon the moon's edge to the time when the bright full moon emerges, will take nearly 4 hours.

NASA said the total lunar eclipse will last almost two hours Friday night, turning the moon a reddish orange color.

This time around, the eclipse will occur when the moon is furthest from the earth, making it a micro-moon and thus a blood micro moon eclipse. The sunlight passes through Earth's atmosphere, which causes Earth's atmosphere to filter out most of the blue light.

The closest this lunar eclipse will come to happening to the contiguous United States will be the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico!

Lunar fans across the United Kingdom will be able to catch a glimpse of the spectacular event during which the moon's surface is stained red. For people in the United Kingdom, the "blood moon" will rise in the south-eastern sky already immersed completely in the Earth's shadow.

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Here's when totality will begin in the regions where the entire eclipse will be visible. While it won't be the century's longest, that "blood moon" is expected to last a respectable 1 hour and 2 minutes!

"People on the east coast will not see the moon leave the [Earth's] shadow", Australian National University astronomer Dr Brad Tucker was quoted by Canberra Times as saying. "At 23h13 the moon starts recovering from the eclipse, which will be over by 24h19". The blood moon and Mars inversion do not require the aid of special eyewear.

As well as being abnormally long, this eclipse, like most lunar eclipses, will appear a deep red with the sun's rays entering through the earth's atmosphere to project a blood-like glow onto the moon. However, North America is going to be miss the phenomena.

The first part or phase of lunar eclipse will see the moon fall under the earth's shadow. The brighter Mars will remain very close to the eclipsed Moon in the sky on July 27-28 and can be spotted very easily with the naked eye.

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