Total lunar eclipse to be visible for record amount of time

Total lunar eclipse to be visible for record amount of time

On Friday night, amateur astronomers across Switzerland had the lucky chance to watch the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century.

The eclipse will be visible from most places around the world, including Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South America, and the Middle East. Time put together a list of the best places to see the eclipse.

While the exact time of the opposition fell at 1:13 p.m. Friday, which was invisible due to sunlight, observation conditions will be close to ideal overnight Friday and Saturday and even a few days after the event, according to the museum. But the good news is we will get a great look at Mars, as the planet will be the closest it's been to Earth since 2003.

In Britain, for example, the lunar eclipse lasted throughout the evening, beginning when the moon rose at 8:50 p.m.

Skywatchers around much of the world are looking forward to a complete lunar eclipse that will be the longest this century, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The "totality" period, where light from the Moon was totally obscured, lasted for one hour, 43 minutes.

Those in Australia's west, where alarms were set from 2am, got to see the end of the eclipse's totality, he said. The moon passed in front of the sun, casting a 70-mile-wide shadow.

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And astronauts on board the International Space Station captured these incredible images of the Blood Moon from space.

In a lunar eclipse, the Earth stands between its natural satellite and the Sun.

Unfortunately for us here in MI, this eclipse will only be visible in the Southern Hemisphere.

This gives the moon a odd red glow as it disappears into the Earth's shadow.

When the moon moved into the conical shadow of the earth, it went from being illuminated by the sun to being dark.

Because blue and violet wavelengths are scattered more than red and orange ones, more of the red wavelengths reach the moon, making the moon appear red. The next similar lunar eclipse is speculated to witness in 2123.

"The moon is passing very close to the center of Earth's shadow, so it is passing on a chord that nearly equals the full diameter of the shadow", Steve Edberg, an astronomer who recently retired from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, told the Los Angeles Times.

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