Longest total lunar eclipse of 21st century coming Friday

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For more detailed information on exactly when you can view the July 2018 lunar eclipse, plug your location into NASA's Lunar Eclipse Explorer. If the Moon & Eclipse are not visible, watch the Eclipse at a site that live streams it online. The moon will be in ideal alignment with the sun and Earth on Friday, with the moon on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun. The total lunar eclipse is estimated to set in from 1:00 am IST on July 28.

There's also a partial lunar eclipse in July of 2019 in the United States.

For people on Australia's east coast, the lunar eclipse will begin at about 3.15am.

The part of Canada with the best vantage point of the total lunar eclipse will be from Newfoundland, just as the Moon rises at night. Here are the timings to watch Lunar Eclipse in India on July 27, 2018. It's only when our planet Earth is in the way of the sun and we're looking at the moon, which is blocked from the sun by our Earth, that we see the BLOOD MOON. The moon loses the brightness normally caused by the reflection of the sun's light and takes on an eerie, reddish glow, giving the lunar eclipse moon the nickname of blood moon.

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The Royal Astronomical Society said that Mars and the moon will appear low in the sky for everyone in the United Kingdom, so a location with an unobstructed southeastern horizon will afford the best view.

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. - You will see how the sunrise and the sunset of the Earth covering the moon - a distance of over 350,000 km away. That's because some of the sunlight going through Earth's atmosphere is bent around the edge of our planet and falls onto the moon's surface.

Swathes of eastern Africa, the Middle East, and central Asia are in the ideal spot for the eclipse, meaning they will be able to see it in its entirety - provided the weather is good.

This month, Mars will be at its closest to Earth since 2003. "The moon will remain in a very faint penumbral shadow for about an hour after that, but this is typically too light a shadow for the naked eye to notice the difference between that and the full moon that follows." 2.

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