Lunar eclipse to take place in July - ANAS

James Marshall
July 7, 2018

The local times of the eclipse are available at TimeandDate.com (remember to put your place or country in the search box). The best views of the total eclipse will be in eastern Africa and the Middle East, as well as certain parts of Europe and Asia.

Lunar eclipses take place when the Earth, Moon, and Sun are aligned, meaning that our planet projects a direct shadow onto our satellite.

Pagasa said lunar eclipses are safe to watch; observers need not use any kind of protective filters for the eyes.

On April 15, 2014, there was a total lunar eclipse which was the first of four consecutive total eclipses in a series, known as a tetrad; a second one took place on October 8, 2014, the third one on April 4, 2015, and the remaining one took place on September 27, 2015. At 1:52 AM, the moon will be the darkest.

When the sun's rays fall into the planet's atmosphere, blue visible spectrum of solar radiation is scattered and the red passes through and penetrates the cone of shadow of Earth.

For those who aren't able to see the lunar eclipse this month, July has another treat in store for skygazers.

This period of total eclipse lasted for one hour 46.4 minutes. The moon will take shades from right orange to blood red.

On 27 July 2018 the centre of the lunar disk will swing a tiny bit north of the shadow's centre, making the duration of this eclipse a few minutes shorter than the maximum duration possible, which is one hour and 47 minutes. The type and length of an eclipse depend on the Moon's proximity to either node of its orbit.

Going outside at different times throughout the night on 27 July will allow you to catch every stage of the eclipse if the sky is clear. According to various reports, this incident can take more than four hours to run its course.In most countries, Stargazers will not be able to see both eclipse after each other. Fortunately, due to the geographical location of India, both of the lunar eclipses can be seen from naked eyes.

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