Lunar Eclipse July 2018: Does eclipse affect human bodies?

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A total lunar eclipse happens when Earth takes position in a straight line between the moon and sun, blotting out the direct sunlight that normally makes our satellite glow whitish-yellow. Thousands more enjoyed the show from backyards, balconies and on the streets. "At most perihelic oppositions, including this one, the planet retreats to the belly of the ecliptic low in the southern sky".

The moon turns red during a total lunar eclipse in Giv'atayim, Israel.

"We have a rare and interesting conjunction of phenomena", Pascal Descamps, an astronomer with the Paris Observatory, told AFP.

It depends partly on "how cloudy or transparent those parts of the Earth's atmosphere are which enable sunlight to reach the moon", he said.

The moon slowly moved out of the earth's shadow at about 10.15pm and returned to its normal colour.

People in the Europe, the Middle East and the rest of Africa witnessed the celestial phenomenon between sunset and midnight, while those in Australia and eastern Asia saw the eclipse between midnight and dawn.

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This graphic shows the visibility of the

The overcast climate conditions in urban areas like London, Moscow and Hong Kong blocked the views of the blood moon in those zones.

Totality will last about an hour and 43 minutes, and a partial eclipse can be seen before and after that.

That means the Red Planet will appear at its nearest and brightest. The group will also have meteorite samples from Mars and the moon for people to touch. This is the longest because for the last four billion years the moon has been moving away from the Earth and has now reached the flawless spot for the lunar alignment. "Eventually the cloud took the moon away, but Mars was still there for the end as twilight arrived in the morning". With their strong astronomy skills they would be able to predict an eclipse and in accordance with that they put a proxy king in place of real king for its duration, while the real king would go into hiding and wait for the eclipse to pass. Miguel also said that it looked like a giant tangerine and that Cairo was actually a little bit colder than Texas was at that moment.

The event was visible to much of the world's population and was the longest blood moon of the century - but heavy clouds in the United Kingdom meant the spectacle was obscured for many.

For those who missed the lengthy eclipse on Saturday, they'll get another chance in May 2021.

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