Longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century visible in the Netherlands

Longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century visible in the Netherlands

Longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century visible in the Netherlands

The longest total lunar eclipse of the century is coming Friday, and it will transform the moon into a reddish orange color for more than 100 minutes, according to NASA.

"The Moon is not always in flawless alignment with the Sun and the Earth, so that is why we do not get a lunar eclipse every lunar cycle".

India will see the longest lunar eclipse in a century over the night of July 27, and the early hours of July 28.

North America, much of the Pacific Ocean and most of the Arctic won't see a thing - but live streams and photos from around the world will share the splendor.

The length of the total eclipse is determined by the position of the moon as it passes through the Earth's shadow.

"As the Dundee Law is the highest point in the city, you are bound to get great views of the total lunar eclipse".

According to the U.S. space research institute NASA, residents in other parts of Africa and Asia as well those in Europe, Australia, and South America will be able to see a partial lunar eclipse, reported a private tv news channel on Sunday. The whole shebang will last almost four hours.

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A lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth and Moon line up perfectly.

A rare astronomical event set to take place this week could herald the "end of days", according to some who have been following the "blood moon" phenomenon, with a number of Evangelical leaders even linking the celestial event to the U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem.

A super blue blood moon rises over Michmoret, Israel, Jan. 31, 2018. The totality will begin around 4:21 p.m. People in the eastern part of South America and western parts of Europe will be able to see it at moonrise while parts of western Australia will get a glimpse during moonset.

However, going by the way we get excited on seeing the Moon or any other planet in our Solar System, we'll probably lose our minds if we're ever contacted by aliens. On July 27, our moon will transform into a red orb for 1 hour, 42 minutes, and 57 seconds!

Limassol and Dubai will offer some of the best views of the full eclipse beginning at 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m local time.

Although U.S. residents won't be able to see the eclipse, they should still be excited because the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter - NASA's robotic spacecraft orbiting the moon - will experience it first-hand, Petro said. Mars will be nearing its closest approach to Earth since 2003, making it look very bright in the sky.

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