Longest total lunar eclipse of the century will occur on July 27

The longest total lunar eclipse of this century is happening this Friday! featured image

There might once have been life on... the Moon? Yes, say researchers

The total lunar eclipse will occur on July 27 2018. This astronomical occurrence was memorable and millions witnessed this spectacular spectacle.

People would be able to watch the eclipse for six hours and 14 minutes, with the "total phase" lasting for an hour and 43 minutes.

As commented by the National Center for Hydro Meteorological Forecasting, a successful observation of this rare lunar eclipse, along with the blood moon, requires the absolutely clear sky.

Dr Duncan Steel, of Otago's Centre for Space Science Technology, said this might be figured impossible, given an eclipse occurred when the sun, Earth and moon were all in a straight line. The next lunar eclipse of such a length is due in 2123.

Red and orange bands of light are least affected whereas blue light which typically illuminates the moon is filtered out.

"When the Moon is entering the Earth's shadow, another interesting phenomenon appears". Lunar Eclipse is discernible from a large part of the Earth.

Unlike with solar eclipses, you need no special equipment to observe lunar eclipses.

If such a thing actually happened billions of years ago, we may find evidence of simple life forms near areas of the Moon that were known volcanic hot spots, and it may just be waiting to be found. "The darkness of the Lunar eclipse depends on the number of dust particles in the Earth's troposphere", said Žiberna.

Via Denali National Park and Preserve
Via Denali National Park and Preserve

The shining bright white hue of the moon will be transformed into a bewitching deep blood red for United Kingdom observers tomorrow, July 27, during the longest total lunar eclipse seen this century.

A full moon rises, as seen from the city of Ashkelon, Israel July 27, 2018.

Later its partial phase will start at 03:19am, and the penumbral eclipse will end by 4:29am.

When Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon's surface in July 1969, it was not only a giant leap for mankind, but also the first time the satellite had ever hosted life.

In 2003, Mars and Earth were the closest in almost 60,000 years: 34.6 million miles. That's why lunar eclipses are also called blood moons.

With the support of Vodafone Malta, the astronomers plan to transmit a YouTube live feed of the eclipse through the telescope, to make this celestial wonder accessible to all local, as well as foreign, news outlets and enable themto cover the event accordingly. Atmospheres, similar to glass lenses, can refract sunlight.

The matter could be settled with a future exploration mission to the moon, aiming to retrieve soil samples from deposits dating back to the two periods in order to analyze their water content and see if they hold the building blocks of life, note Schulze-Makuch and Crawford. Many observers try to measure the precise extent of the Umbra during eclipses by timing the passage of its edge across identifiable Lunar features such as craters.

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