Blood Moon Eclipse Probably Not A Bad Omen, According To Boring Astrophysicist

Blood Moon 2017 prophecy

And while the full moon will only last the day, Saturn will be visible in the night sky for several more months.

It'll last for more than an hour seen from the UK.

A "blood moon" total lunar eclipse in July 2018 is projected to be the longest this century.

The term "Blood moon" is used to refer to the red tinge on a fully eclipsed Moon.

For those that may not be in the know, a blood moon is a very rare astronomical phenomenon that takes place because of a lunar eclipse, which happens when the earth comes in line between the sun and the moon.

Apocalypse "prophets" have claimed next month's Blood Moon is a sign that the world is about to end.

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The moon rises above lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center in New York City on June 10, 2017, as seen from West Orange, NJ. For best visibility, it is suggested to view it from locations far away from urban settings, where the sky is the clearest.

The Strawberry Moon, the first full moon that falls during strawberry season, will hit its peak fullness on Wednesday, June 27 at 9:53 p.m PT and on Thursday, June 28 at 12:53 a.m. ET.

Astronomers expect the total eclipse to last for a full 1 hour and 43 minutes, with the partial eclipse - which occurs before and after the total eclipse phase - lasting for 3 hours and 55 minutes. Therefore, only red light, having the longest wavelength in the visible spectrum, travels to the Moon, and results in the Moon appearing blood red.

The time of greatest eclipse will be 4:21 p.m. EDT (2021 GMT) on July 27, according to EarthSky.org.

"Opposition is a big milestone each year for observing the ringed planet Saturn, or any superior planet (planet orbiting the sun outside Earth's orbit)", EarthSky.org reports. The darkest part of Earth's shadow is called the umbra. "That [the middle] gets a longer-duration eclipse", he said. In the process, the Earth's shadow over the moon blocks most light radiation. That means the moon will appear slightly smaller in the sky and will take a little bit longer to go through Earth's shadow, Space.com reported.

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