Why is the Blood Moon red and when can I see it?

The entire eclipse will be visible from Africa the Middle East and countries in central Asia. The eclipse will be visible from eastern South America as it is ending

Why is the Blood Moon red and when can I see it?

The century's longest total lunar eclipse, which began on July 27, lasted till the early hours of July 28.

During the eclipse, the moon turned into a deep-copper-toned object, in what is commonly (but not scientifically) known as "blood moon". The total eclipse will last nearly one hour and 43 minutes.

Kenyans witnessed the rare occurrence by simply looking in the sky, with the only limitation being cloud cover in some parts of the country.

A lunar eclipse will be visible over much of the Earth on July 27, 2018.

The only light which can be seen is refracted through the Earth's shadow and this light looks red just like with the sunset.

The blood moon phenomenon, which has caused some Christian fundamentalists to denounce the celestial event as a harbinger of doom, occurs when the moon passes behind the shadow of the Earth.

A lunar eclipse took place on January 31, 2018, but it was not from the UK.

It was also a supermoon - meaning the Earth's natural satellite appeared 14% bigger and 30% brighter in the sky as it reached its closest point to our planet.

The eclipse will not be visible from North America or most of the Pacific.

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This is what gives the phenomenon the name "blood moon". In fact, a lunar eclipse is less bright than the normal full moon.

A view of the moon before the eclipse from Amritsar's Golden Temple.

"The moon turned a handsome crimson red colour in the west and Mars was just above and left of it, looking a yellow-orange colour", he told ABC News.

In a special treat, Mars is in opposition on Friday.

Thousands of Australians rose in the pre-dawn twilight, braving the winter chill on Saturday to marvel at a spectacular celestial display - a glowing red moon and a shimmering Mars.

Occupants in Australia saw the lunar eclipse as the moon set, while those in eastern Brazil and western Europe saw it as the moon raised.

The next lunar eclipse of such a length is due in 2123. The long duration of this eclipse was partly because the moon made a near-central passage through Earth's umbra-the darkest, most central part of the shadow.

They, therefore, performed a ritual dance amid drumming and singing, to appease the sun to release the moon to prevent any eventuality.

And Aan Burhany captured a yellowish shot of the lunar eclipse in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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