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Things You Need To Know About Today's 'Blood Moon/Grahan', The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of This Century

Date: 2018-07-27 14:56:56

By TabloidXO Writers

Today i.e. 27 July we will be able to see the surreal view of the moon which will be eclipsed by the earth, giving the moon "The Blood Red" color & it is the century's longest lunar eclipse.


This lunar eclipse would be the longest Red Blood Moon in past 100 years and you will be able to have the glimpse of the eclipse for almost 6 hours, starting from tonight i.e. 27 July at 10:44 PM and it will end at 4:58 AM on July 28.


Keep in mind the Lunar Eclipse are divided in three types:

  • Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. The Moon passes through Earth's penumbral shadow.
  • Partial Lunar Eclipse. A portion of the Moon passes through Earth's umbral shadow.
  • Total Lunar Eclipse. The entire Moon passes through Earth's umbral shadow.


So, the penumbral eclipse, it will begin at 11:44 PM on Friday night i.e. July 27 and then the partial Lunar Eclipse will begin at 11:54 PM. If you want to see the pure blood Moon eclipse then you to wait till 1 AM. Because the total eclipse will start at 1:00 AM i.e. July 28 and will be more crisp at 1:51 AM and will end at 2:43 AM.



The total Lunar Eclipse will last for one hour forty three minutes. You can see the moon from the bare eyes, if, there are no clouds near your place in the sky.

And if you are not lucky enough to see the eclipse because of clouds in the night sky, you can watch it live by just Googling the search as Lunar Eclipse Live streaming, I am sure you will get many options.


Although lunar eclipses are common and it is the second time total lunar eclipse is happening this year(first happened on 31 January 2018). BUT today is one of the longest eclipse which we will be experiencing.

Happy Blood Moon View!!


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