In exactly a month, if we are lucky and there is no thick cloud cover, we may have a chance to see a blood moon once again, as the "largest lunar eclipse this century" is expected to be witnessed on July 27, 2018. It is going to be a "blood moon" and it is projected to be the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century. This eclipse will be 40 minutes longer than the previous super blue "blood moon" in January 2018.
Astronomers expect the total eclipse to last for a full 1 hour and 43 minutes, with the partial eclipse - which occurs before and after the total eclipse phase - lasting for 3 hours and 55 minutes.
Conspiracy theorists and evangelical Christians fear the lunar eclipse which will take place on July 27 is actually a great big sign which shows humanity that doomsday is on the way. The January eclipse's duration was of 77 minutes when the Moon's lower limb appeared much brighter than the dark upper limb. That's just a few minutes shorter than the maximum possible eclipse, and the length of an average movie, for those who'd rather get outside and look at the skies, rather than stare at a screen indoors.
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According to Earth Sky, for an eclipse to last as long as this one, the moon has to pass through the center of the Earth's shadow where it is the widest. This is due to what the report points out as Rayleigh scattering-a phenomenon where light scatters through a medium, in this case the atmosphere, but without any changes in wavelength. I can safely say there is absolutely nothing to worry about when a total lunar eclipse occurs.
Moon gazers in North America-and most of the Arctic-won't be treated to the eclipse this time around.
A lunar eclipse takes place when the moon passes through the Earth's shadow. The event will be directly visible in most parts of Europe and its surrounding regions, so those in other parts of the world might have to simply enjoy the extremely rare celestial event through live news coverage or watch it online.