Prolonged Total Lunar Eclipse of the Century Will Take Place on July 27

Prolonged total lunar eclipse of the century will take place on July 27. The composite phase of blood moon eclipse of July 27 will stay 1 hour and 43 minutes in the course of which Earth’s natural satellite will become a magnificent red and ruddy-brown color. From commencement to conclusion the entire event will last for nearly 4 hours.

The eclipse will not be observable to the naked eye in North America, except via webcasts. But according lunar scientist Noah Petro, of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, the observers in Africa, the Middle East, southern Asia and the Indian Ocean will gain plentiful to see provided the weather conditions are appropriate.

July’s total lunar eclipse takes place on the same day as planet Mars reaches its opposition when it will shine to its fullest in the night sky. This month Mars will be the nearest to Earth since 2003. Succeeding polarity when Mars will be the brilliant, it will reach the nearest point on July 31.

Contrary to Solar eclipses one does not require a singular apparatus to watch lunar eclipses. These hindmost events that take place while Moon traverses in Earth’s shadow are secured to observe instantly with the naked eye, telescopes or binoculars.

The Moon transforms into deep red or reddish brown in the course of eclipses, rather than going entirely dark. This so happens as a portion of sunlight traversing through Earth’s atmosphere is bent around the edge of our planet which is shown on the moon’s surface.