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Blood Moon: When and where you can see it

28 July 2018

Ian Crawford, professor of planetary science and astrobiology at Birkbeck, University of London, said: "We know we have lunar meteorites on the Earth, so it may well be that a chunk of Earth carried life to the Moon". The other regions that share this cosmic treat are the Middle East, parts of Russian Federation and Kazakhstan, and the eastern half of Africa, but at least part of the eclipse can be seen from nearly everywhere in the world except North America. On July 27, Mars will be in opposition, meaning the Sun, Earth and Mars will all line up with Earth directly in the middle. The moon will take on a red or brown colour during a selenelion because it will be eclipsed by the earth. As the moon scoots through the shadow, light refracted by Earth gives the moon a reddish tint.

A magical sight will appear in the sky tomorrow night.

Mars will be at its closest point to Earth on July 31. Still, researchers hypothesize that a planet such as Earth may have the ability to spread its early primitive life to other nearby worlds, such as a moon, via asteroids or meteor strikes that cause biological material to be launched into space.

An eclipse of the moon occurs when the satellite passes through the earth's shadow or 'Umbra.' There are certain conditions for a lunar eclipse: first, it should be on a full moon night.

They have interpreted passages in the Bible ("The Sun will turn into darkness, and the Moon into blood, before the great and awful day of the Lord comes") as evidence.

How often are lunar Eclipse?

The lunar eclipse will last 1 hour and 43 minutes long, close to the theoretical longest lunar eclipse possible and the longest of the 21st century. Some parts of North-east India may not be able see the entire lunar eclipse.

"Having the opportunity to observe an event like this is quite rare", he said.

In fact, such conditions could have arisen on the moon during two different periods, each tens of millions of years long, the study suggests.

The moon travels to a similar position every month, but the tilt of its orbit means it normally passes above or below the Earth's shadow.

Tomorrow, Friday July 27, 2018, is a going to be a great day.

During a sunset or sunrise, sunlight reaching our eyes has passed through a lot more atmospheric gas, and this effectively filters out the blues and makes the light appear orange or even red.

Astronomers predict that the partial lunar eclipse will end at around 6:19 a.m., but this is no longer visible as the moon will set at 5:44 a.m.

Unlike with a solar eclipse, it is safe to look at without special glasses.

"If you want a close-up view of the moon as it turns red, a pair of binoculars is helpful".

Unlike a solar eclipse, both the eclipsed moon and Mars can be viewed safely without eye protection.

Blood Moon: When and where you can see it