Eclipse 2018: Taiwan CELEBRATES rare lunar eclipse as Blood Moon LOOMS


Eclipse 2018: Taiwan CELEBRATES rare lunar eclipse as Blood Moon LOOMS

The fullest eclipse, at 2022 GMT (01:52 IST), will be visible from Europe, Russia, Africa, the Middle East, much of Asia and Australia though clouds could block out the moon.

Friday's eclipse is the first to be visible from Ireland since September 2015 and will be the longest of this century.

All eyes will on the sky tonight as the world is to witness the handsome sight of 'blood moon' as the moon moves into the shadow of the earth for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century. A period of complete eclipse, known as "totality", will last from 3:30 5:13 p.m. ET.

According to Hazarry, stargazers should be able to see the red planet appear as a very bright reddish "star" rising on the eastern sky at around 8pm from Brunei.

Australians were treated to a celestial extravaganza this morning, as a historic lunar eclipse dazzled early morning risers across the nation.

Fearing the jaguar would come down to earth to continue its assault, people would throw spears at the moon and create noise to scare it away.

The eclipse will occur just after sunset and last for one hour and 43 minutes.

The next lunar eclipse visible in Brunei will take place on July 17 next year, but it will be a partial one.

A Micro Full Moon also takes longer to move across the Earth's shadow compared to a Full Moon that is eclipsed closer to the Earth.

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The shadow of the Earth's atmosphere filtered through sunlight appears red when it hits the surface of the Moon, giving the eerie-looking blood moon. As a effect, it will also appear to be the biggest and brightest.

On the night of the total lunar eclipse, Mars and the moon will be roughly six degrees apart in the night sky.

People say one should avoid travelling during the eclipse.

This is estimated to be the longest total lunar eclipse for the next century, until June 9, 2123. Unlike solar eclipses, which require protective eyewear, a lunar eclipse can be viewed without specialized eye protection.

What was so important about the lunar eclipse of July 27 and 28?

Photographer James Morgan managed to capture the blood moon perfectly through the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

"Since the moon is bright anyway, you'll be able to see it regardless of light pollution, but to see the planets Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars nearly in line with the moon, you'll want a nice dark spot where light from the city or streets does not pollute the sky too much", Knowles said. Only red light makes it through the atmosphere.

"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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