Here's when to see the total lunar eclipse this week

28 July, 2018, 16:18 | Author: Tara Reeves
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The moon will be visible in a reddish, scarlet hue for over one hour and 43 minutes of the eclipse, which is 40 per cent longer than that of any other eclipse measured in recent times.

As this theory goes, the super-heated doughnut of molten, vaporized rock and liquid - called a synestia - cooled, then the moon emerged, after which the remaining cloud of vapor condensed to form the Earth. However, their appearances are very different.

Dr Duncan Steel, of Otago's Centre for Space Science Technology, said this might be figured impossible, given an eclipse occurred when the sun, Earth and moon were all in a straight line.

However, Mars is reaching its nearest point to Earth. Unless a Lunar Eclipse is very dark, it is usually quite easy to make out the dark Maria, contrasting with the brighter, cratered highlands, with the naked eye.

Unlike with a solar eclipse, it is safe to look at without special glasses. That's because the moon has no atmosphere.

From Newbury, the moon will rise just after 8.50pm, already fully in the Earth's shadow.

As commented by the National Center for Hydro Meteorological Forecasting, a successful observation of this rare lunar eclipse, along with the blood moon, requires the absolutely clear sky. A new paper was published online today (July 23) in the journal Astrobiology with a thrilling headline: "Was There An Early Habitability Window for Earth's Moon?"

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A lunar eclipse happens when the Moon's orbit takes it into the shadow of the Earth.

By volume, about 80% of Earth's atmosphere is made of nitrogen gas, or N2, and most of the rest is oxygen gas, or O2. Human eyes are much more sensitive to blues than purples, which is why the sky looks blue and the sun yellow to us during daylight hours.

How often are lunar Eclipse?

Earth's atmosphere bends and focuses the sun's light into a glowing, cone-shaped shadow - the umbra. One study even showed that there was probably still ice or water trapped within the Moon's interior at the lunar poles - but the new study suggests that there could have been a significant amount of water on the surface of the Moon; many moons ago, so to speak.

Due to dust in the atmosphere from recent volcanic eruptions, the red color should be deeper than usual. The eclipse will be mainly visible in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia, as well as some parts of South America. Scientists in Antarctica should also have a great view. In that one, the best viewing is going to be from North and South America.

The moon sets near a light on the roof of Safeco Field during a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and the Chicago White Sox, Saturday, July 21, 2018, in Seattle.

In Ukraine the phase of the total lunar Eclipse will occur on July 27 at 23:21 (20:21 UTC).

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