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

Rosemary Collier
July 26, 2018

But North America, a large part of the Pacific ocean and a large part of the Arctic did not notice.

The total phase of the eclipse will last a generous one hour and 43 minutes. The whole shebang will last almost four hours. Here, a partial lunar eclipse will happen near moon rise time, according to NASA. "A Blue Moon is the second full moon during a calendar month", said Duari, who also termed the year 2018 as "a year of lunar eclipses".

He pointed out that the moon's appearance greatly depended on atmospheric conditions around the Earth at the time of the eclipse. Tune in from 3:30-5:13p.m.to see the full eclipse.

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But Friday's lunar eclipse has reignited Evangelical interest in a possible link between the event, the Jewish state, and the apocalypse.

The moon will start changing shape when it enters the shadow of the Earth at 8.24pm before it is fully eclipsed from 9.30pm to 11.13pm.

This can occur only when the sun, Earth and the moon are aligned exactly with the planet in between. When this happens, Earth blocks the sunlight that normally is reflected by the moon.

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There are several myths associated with the eclipse across the globe as different cultures allude it with omens whether positive or negative. The full eclipse will then end at 00.28am on Saturday.

A lunar eclipse can be seen from Earth at night. "While more common than the solar eclipse, the event is nonetheless fairly unusual, with even partial eclipses rarely happening a couple of times or twice per year and each is only visible from a portion of the Earth." 3.

However, the red planet will reach closest to the Earth on July 31.

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The only light reflected from the lunar surface has been refracted by Earth's atmosphere.

Courtesy of the Virtual Telescope project, the total lunar eclipse and Mars at opposition will be broadcast live online. In a partial eclipse, Earth's shadow appears very dark on the side of the moon facing Earth. But the night-time transformation of the moon into a bloody-red orb can be seen by anyone on the Earth below while it is night.

THIS weekend stargazers will be treated to a once in a lifetime lunar eclipse event - but you'll have to get up early.

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However, not all of Australia will be able to see the entire eclipse.

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