Blood moon: Longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming this week

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The blood moon is upon us, and right now we're going to discuss how and when not to view it best.

Whether Hagee, Begley and others' predictions come true or not, the eclipse will be visible over Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas on Friday, July 27, for approximately 1 hour and 43 minutes.

And the current forecast across Sussex is for a few scattered clouds, so everyone should have a chance of a great view.

Unfortunately this historic event will not be witnessed in its entirety by us North Americans, who have the worst seats on the planet - literally! It will be a total eclipse.

According to the reports in ANI, the moon will be in flawless alignment with the sun and the earth, with the moon in the middle of the earth and the sun.

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Additionally, near the eclipsed "blood moon" on Friday will be the "red planet" Mars shining at its brightest in 15 years.

Andrew Batchelor, founder of Dundee Culture, said: "The longest lunar eclipse this century takes place on Friday".

Saturday, July 28, 2018, is THE day that the Blood Moon will be taking over our Aussie sky, and it is set to be this century's longest total eclipse! "That is why a full moon at or near lunar apogee adds to the duration of a total lunar eclipse", said Debiprosad Duari, a director, at the MP Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, MP Birla Planetarium, to PTI.

Now, another stunning blood moon is about to cross our skies and we're here to warn you that things are about to get VERY moody. Scientists use solar eclipses as an opportunity to study the sun's corona.

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It is safe to look at the spectacle without any additional protection. NASA said that will be a "super moon" with the totality visible from North America.

But you may not need to repent and build your underground shelter just yet.

While most are familiar with the scientific explanation, the phenomenon would have struck terror into our ancestors.

"However instead of turning black as you might expect, the atmosphere of the Earth bends the light of the sun onto the moon causing it to turn a deep red colour, hence this event's somewhat ominous moniker".

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