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Clouds hinder Perth’s view of longest blood moon and eclipse

A blood moon will appear in the night sky around much of the world on Friday night A blood moon will appear in the night sky around much of the world on Friday night
Leonard Rios | 28 July, 2018, 09:49

When the moon moved into the conical shadow of the earth, it went from being illuminated by the sun to being dark.

The fullest eclipse, at 2022 GMT (01:52 IST), will be visible from Europe, Russia, Africa, the Middle East, much of Asia and Australia though clouds could block out the moon. In metro cities, space enthusiasts may miss out on watching the moon being eclipsed due to pollution.

At 12.19am, the moon will be out of the earth's umbral shadow and the observable eclipse will be over. "These lunar events, which occur when the moon passes into Earth's shadow, are safe to view directly with the naked eye, telescopes or binoculars".

Dr Jacob said: "Anyone on that night-side of the Earth would be able to see the moon go into the eclipse".

The lunar eclipse 2018 will happen tonight, marking the longest total such eclipse till 2123, i.e. for over 100 years.

As we get ready to witness a total lunar eclipse today (July 27), here's a photo throwback to the rare supermoon total lunar eclipse of September 28, 2015. The partial eclipse starts in India at 11:44pm IST, while the total eclipse begins at 1am IST.

The "totality" period, when light from the Moon is totally obscured, will last for one hour, 43 minutes.

The next lunar eclipse visible in Brunei will take place on July 17 next year, but it will be a partial one. It also became a "Super Blue Blood Moon" because it synced up with a supermoon, which is a moon that appears extra big and bright, and a blue moon, which is the second full moon during a calendar month. The Bible contains references to the moon turning into blood and some ultra-Orthodox Jews consider lunar eclipses ominous and a cause for moral contemplation.

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North American residents suffering from eclipse FOMO will be able to watch the event online.

Nigeria will on Friday night experience a spectacular total lunar eclipse, which will last for one hour, a professor, Augustine Ubachukwu, has said.

"The moon was a lot paler pink than I expected - a lovely sight in the western sky".

This still from a NASA video shows a blood moon.

Total Lunar Eclipse of July 27, 2018.

The lunar eclipse over Warsaw, Poland.

Check this page closer to 3 p.m. Friday for a look at how the world is viewing the lunar eclipse.

The July 27/28, 2018 total lunar eclipse is the 17th total lunar eclipse since 2001, the beginning of this century, which will see 85 total lunar eclipses.

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