Explained: The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century

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Will continue till early hours of July 28.

In less than six months, another total lunar eclipse will take place directly over the Western Hemisphere.

When the Earth passes between the sun and the moon in a lunar eclipse, a shadow casts over the moon.

In a lunar eclipse the moon appears darkened as it passes into the Earth's shadow.

Other incidences of central lunar eclipses will occur in April 2099, June 2094, September 2090, May 2087 and January 2084.

The eclipse will be visible from Europe, Africa and the Middle East between sunset and midnight on July 27.

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"First, if we consider Saturn and Jupiter - Saturn goes around the sun every 30 years, while Jupiter goes around it every 12 years, so for a large chunk of time they're on opposite sides of the sky, and never seen at the same time". The Mars opposition is when Mars, Earth and the Sun form a straight line during the course of their orbits. According to him, the moon orbits around Earth, while Earth orbits around the sun.

On Friday, the moon will be fully engulfed in the heart of Earth's shadow for 1 hour, 42 minutes and 57 seconds.

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It will be visible from the time the moon appears around 9pm in the UK.

The longest lunar eclipse of the century also coincides with the Mars opposition. We will have to wait for May 26, 2021, to view the next total lunar eclipse in Singapore.

Skywatchers will be treated to the longest "blood moon" eclipse of the 21st Century on Friday.

A red planet glowing next to a red moon - it should be a lovely show.

Blood moon will appear tonight as moon will be seen with a redding tint during Total Lunar Eclipse.

This is what gives the phenomenon the name "blood moon", though Mark Bailey of the Armagh Observatory in Northern Ireland said the colour can vary greatly. The Moon will be gradually covered by the Earth's shadow and the totality phase will begin at 1h 00m IST on July 28. The Mahila Seva Samaj School, in association with Aryabhata Planetarium, will be setting up a high-end telescope in the playground to view the spectacular blood moon.

If you were standing on the moon at the time of the eclipse, the Earth would look like a black disk outlined in glowing red. In fact, it will be easier to look at than a normal full moon because it won't be as bright due to the lack of sunlight. It is expected to last for at least two hours.

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