Ghana to experience longest blood moon on July 27


The totality, which, you may recall, is when the Earth's shadow covers the moon and casts the world into darkness, will last one hour and 43 minutes.

The lunar eclipse will be visible in South America, East Africa, the West Asia and central Asia.

The next total lunar eclipse visible from start to finish from anywhere in Africa will be in 2025. The total duration of the three stages of the eclipse will be longest in Santa Maria di Leuca, in the province of Lecce, Puglia (where it will last 5 hours 32 minutes and 32 seconds) and shortest in Courmayeur, Valle d'Aosta (4 hours 28 minutes and 50 seconds).

The partial eclipse begins at 12:24 p.m. MDT with the full eclipse going from 1:30 3:13 p.m.

In the United Kingdom the partial eclipse will begin at 8.30pm, the total eclipse will occur between 9.20pm with the moon visible to the south-east, until 10.13pm.

And since the planet will also be the closest to Earth as its been in more than a decade, it will appear relatively big and bright in the night sky if you look to the south.

Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse 2018 tonight LIVE UPDATES: During this rare phenomena, the Moon will turn bright red and it will be visible in India as well. For the Astro enthusiasts and stargazers, July 27, Friday is an important day since the century's longest lunar eclipse will be seen in the night sky.

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When the moon moves into the conical shaped shadow of the earth, it goes from being illuminated by the sun to being dark.

Aside political events, changes in weather patterns including events in the atmosphere like eclipses have also been seen as signs of the end times. For four hours, it will be partly in the Earth's shadow.

Dr Gregory Brown, of the Royal Observatory Greenwich, said: "We miss a section of the eclipse due to the moon being below our horizon when it starts".

The lunar eclipse can be seen from anywhere on the night side of Earth.

This still from a NASA video shows a blood moon. And finally, there are total lunar eclipses, where the entire moon passes through the umbra. You don't need a telescope to watch a total lunar eclipse, at least NASA believes that.

How often does a blood moon occur? The light of all the sunsets and sunrises occurring simultaneously is reflected off the moon, making it seem red.

If you are one of those who is excited to see the "blood moon" or what is better known as "total lunar eclipse", this is your chance.

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