Total lunar eclipse on July 27: What you need to know

Planetarium to make arrangements for viewing Blood Moon

In fact it will be this century's longest lunar eclipse and will be able to be seen across Thailand on July 27-28 between 00.14-6.10 am. However, the totality will only last for one hour and 43 minutes of that time, just shy of the longest possible totality length of one hour and 47 minutes.

A lunar eclipse happens when the Moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow.

So, drumroll please: Coming up on Friday, July 27, 2018, the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century! On July 27, the earth, moon, and sun will come to adjust in a flawless line, which will cause the wonder. This glorious sight occurs because of the way sunlight bends (refracts) through the Earth's atmosphere.

Unlike with solar eclipses, no special equipment is required to observe lunar eclipses. The Moon will start to turn red from about 5.30 am. For people in the United Kingdom, the "blood moon" will rise in the south-eastern sky already immersed completely in the Earth's shadow. Although there are three partial solar eclipses this year, none are visible in the U.S.

A'super blue blood moon seen in Rosaria near Santa Fe
A'super blue blood moon seen in Rosaria near Santa Fe

"This smaller and slower-moving full moon takes more time to cross the Earth's shadow than does a full moon that is closer to Earth and moving faster in orbit". While the naysayers might kvetch about the hype over things like eclipses and super moons, I say let them. According to Earthsky.org, since Mars is opposite the sun in the sky, it will look like a full, red moon.

The Middle East: Limassol and Dubai will offer some of the best views of the full eclipse beginning at 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m local time. It'll be a lovely four hours there, hanging in our sky, passing above us with high visibility (hopefully) across the whole world - except for North America.

'The sun's red light is scattered much less by air, and is bent by the earth's atmosphere in a process called refraction, travelling all the way through it to light up the moon's surface. As a result, the planet, which is at its closest to Earth - and therefore, its brightest - since 2003, will live up to its nickname and appear red as well. During an annular eclipse, NASA uses ground and space instruments to view the corona when the moon blocks the sun's glare.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump tells everybody 'be cool' as trade tensions escalate
Jul 26, 2018 - 19:26
Trump has floated the idea in the past, but he tweeted Tuesday night that he doubts the Europeans will go for the idea. And, ahead of Juncker's arrival, Trump's been in full "made in America" mode - flaunting US-made products.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pakistan dollar bonds rise as election results awaited - Tradeweb
Jul 26, 2018 - 18:47
Violence erupted across the country, with at least 31 dead in the worst attack, a suspected suicide bomb in the city if Quetta . Sharif's PML (N) is second with 64 seats, while the youngest candidate, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari comes in third with 38 seats.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top After Threats, Trump Says Ready To Negotiate 'Real' Nuclear Deal With Iran
Jul 25, 2018 - 23:12
The analyst added that "neither Iran, nor any other country is interested in escalating tensions in the region". A long-time critic of the historic 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, Trump walked away from the agreement this May.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Prowling Tiger Woods on Open charge as Spieth joins leaders
Jul 25, 2018 - 22:32
Hopefully, there were a lot of young kids watching on TV today, like I was watching Costantino in '95 coming so close. He made double-bogey on the 11th after needing four shots to reach the green. "I feel fine", Spieth said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov To Visit Israel For Syria Talks
Jul 23, 2018 - 23:57
The military did not immediately elaborate on whether the targets were shot down by David's Sling. The aggressive airstrikes injured two people, said the director of Masyaf National Hospital.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top First 'Shazam' trailer released San Diego Comic-Con
Jul 23, 2018 - 23:29
Another noticeable tell in Aquaman's trailer was that in that time Arthur Curry's half-brother Orm was the ruler of Atlantis. Uh...yeah! This feels like Big combined with the classic Christopher Reeve Superman movies , which is a pretty good formula.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Stay strong Karius - Salah posts message of support to Liverpool keeper
Jul 23, 2018 - 23:12
The German goalkeeper is reportedly unhappy with Liverpool's decision to sign a new goalkeeper and is now "considering his future" at the club.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Israel Evacuates Syria's 'White Helmets' to Jordan
Jul 23, 2018 - 21:26
President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and others had asked him to help evacuate the group's members. The UK, one of the nations requesting Israel's help, hailed the operation and will assist with resettlement.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top European Union official criticizes Donald Trump over attitude toward allies
Jul 23, 2018 - 20:56
Roe was specifically critical of former President Barack Obama, who he said wasn't as tough as Trump has been on the Russians. According to Merkel, Europe can not rely anymore on the United States to impose order on the world.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Missouri duck boat that sank killing 17 people to be raised
Jul 23, 2018 - 18:25
Passengers on the boat were jumping into the water to help people in distress and were throwing life rafts down, said Coleman. Coleman said there were life jackets on board, but she says the Captain told them they wouldn't need life jackets.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top European Union fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile system
Jul 21, 2018 - 20:40
The Commission has been investigating Google's use of Android since 2015 after European and American rivals complained. Europe has hit Google with a record $5 billion fine.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top German GP: Vettel beats Bottas to pole, drama for Hamilton
Jul 21, 2018 - 19:41
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen was fourth, just under three tenths behind Raikkonen, and benefitted from the absence of Hamilton. Wolff recognised there had been plenty of speculation in recent months and was happy to put it to bed.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Survivor of duck boat accident describes horrific scene
Jul 21, 2018 - 18:51
The company that owned the duck boat, Ripley Entertainment, said that it was working with families of the victims . A severe thunderstorm whipped up the wind, and waves that battered the duck boat, which quickly took on water.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top USA tariff war to adversely affect worldwide trade: China
Jul 21, 2018 - 17:25
They triggered retaliatory tariffs on USA exports from its NAFTA partners, Canada and Mexico, and from the European Union. The retaliatory tariffs on up to a combined US$28.5 billion worth of U.S. exports are illegal under WTO rules, U.S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top United Kingdom pay growth slows to six-month low
Jul 19, 2018 - 16:40
Meanwhile, monthly input price inflation eased notably to 0.2 percent from 3.3 percent in May. The UK's rate of inflation has been steadily dropping since the beginning of 2018 .