How to watch the longest 'blood moon' eclipse of the century

How to watch the longest 'blood moon' eclipse of the century

During a total eclipse, the Earth completely obscures sunlight from directly hitting the moon as the sun, the Earth and the moon will be in ideal alignment.

The eclipse will occur for one hour and 43 minutes in the early hours of Saturday, meaning you have plenty of time to see it!

The eclipse will be visible in its entirety from the Indian Ocean and surrounding countries, from India to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Most of Australia, the Philippines, Indonesia, most of China, western Africa and most of Europe will see the total phase of the eclipse.

Then there are partial eclipses, where just part of the moon passes through the dark umbra, or shadow.

For those in areas from Whanganui to Wellington, there would be just a slim chance of glimpsing the totally-eclipsed moon as the Sun peeked above the horizon.

And unlike solar eclipses, especially the total solar eclipse in August 2017, the lunar eclipse is safe to view with the naked eye or binoculars.

"What we're seeing is essentially all the sunrises and sunsets on the Earth, dramatically projected onto the surface of the moon", Australian National University astronomer Brad Tucker told AAP.

Total lunar eclipse is very rare and only 30 per cent of all lunar eclipses are total. This causes the Earth's atmosphere to filter out most of the blue light, making the moon appear red. According to him, the moon orbits around Earth, while Earth orbits around the sun. Scientists call this kind of moon a "blood moon". South-eastern observers will be able to see the eclipse for somewhat longer than north-western ones.

How to watch the longest 'blood moon' eclipse of the century
How to watch the longest 'blood moon' eclipse of the century

The Earth's red shadow will begin creeping across the moon at 1:15 p.m. The only light which reaches moon and gets reflected back is the one which is refracted by the earth's atmosphere.

"However instead of turning black as you might expect, the atmosphere of the Earth bends the light of the sun onto the moon causing it to turn a deep red colour, hence this event's somewhat ominous moniker".

Global News will be live-streaming the eclipse for viewers around the world beginning at 3 p.m.

Lunar eclipses occur from two to four times a year, but not all of them are visible.

On the same night and over the coming days, Mars will be at its closest point to Earth since 2003 - visible as a "bright red star" where skies are clear.

When the full moon moves into Earth's shadow, it will darken, but it won't disappear.

It coincides not only with Mars's close approach, but with what he described as a "procession of planets" - a line-up of our celestial neighbours that will give skywatchers a particularly good view of Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars.

Why The Cavs Are Signing Kevin Love To A Huge Contract Extension
But for now, it looks like Cleveland will try to compete in the Eastern Conference with Love as the focal point. According to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic , the Love deal has numerous implications for the Cavaliers .

Related News:

  • Oil prices climb as Iran-backed Houthi rebels attack Saudi Arabian tankers

    Oil prices climb as Iran-backed Houthi rebels attack Saudi Arabian tankers

    It later said the "battleship" was targeted using a missile and that the rebels attacked another boat belonging to the coalition. Saudi Arabia accuses regional arch-foe Iran of supplying missiles to the Houthis, which both Tehran and the Houthis deny.

    Local firefighters headed south to assist with fire in Riverside County

    In the Sierra Nevada, famed Yosemite National Park closed Wednesday as smoke from a fire to the west cast a pall on the region. Throughout the day, helicopters and planes dumped water and fire retardant that turned swathes of land and homes pink.
    Insider says Apple’s most exciting new iPhone of 2018 may be delayed

    Insider says Apple’s most exciting new iPhone of 2018 may be delayed

    As for the future, Apple might even consider designing its own networking chips, pretty much like their main and secondary chips. Davis didn't mention Intel by name, but Intel is the only other supplier of that component for Apple's smartphones.
  • Trump, Mexico expect progress in stalled NAFTA talks

    Trump, Mexico expect progress in stalled NAFTA talks

    The move comes after three Canadian solar panel manufacturers filed a lawsuit against the USA government in February. On Wednesday, Lopez Obrador will meet with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland in his transition offices.
    The moon will turn blood red in Canberra early on Saturday morning

    The moon will turn blood red in Canberra early on Saturday morning

    Moreover, astronomy enthusiasts will also be able to see planet Mars along with the total lunar eclipse at the same time . In mainland France, the eclipse will be visible from 10 pm - 10.30 pm and it is expected to last until almost 12.30 am.
    Chelsea in talks with veteran goalkeeper Rob Green over one-year deal

    Chelsea in talks with veteran goalkeeper Rob Green over one-year deal

    There's not much more to say about this one, other than that we really hope he's not actually a Thibaut Courtois replacement. Chelsea's major signing so far this summer transfer window has been the midfielder from Sarri's old club, Napoli.
  • Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ traded to Yankees

    Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ traded to Yankees

    McKinney has played two games for the Yankees , filling in on March 30-31 because of injuries to other outfielders. Drury has played in the majors for the Diamondbacks and Yankees over part of the last four seasons.
    Bolton: Putin meeting delayed until after conclusion of Mueller probe

    Bolton: Putin meeting delayed until after conclusion of Mueller probe

    In it, Mr Pompeo took Russian Federation to task for its actions in Ukraine, particularly the 2014 annexation of Crimea. Corker also stressed that senators have "serious doubts" about the White House and how it conducts foreign policy.
    Pompeo says USA  won't recognize Russia's Crimea annexation

    Pompeo says USA won't recognize Russia's Crimea annexation

    Just before his testimony, Mr Pompeo issued a statement restating USA policy rejecting Russia's annexation of Crimea. Asked about MH17, in which dozens of Australian passengers were killed, Pompeo called it "a real tragedy".
  • Meghan Markle Wears Denim Dress To Prince Harry's Polo Match

    Meghan Markle Wears Denim Dress To Prince Harry's Polo Match

    The pair looked more in love than ever as they shared a smooch at charity sporting match, the Sentebale Polo Cup. He and his wife, Delfina Blaquier attended Harry and Meghan's wedding back in May.
    Hard-line cleric, speaker vote in Pakistan

    Hard-line cleric, speaker vote in Pakistan

    Bhutto - son of slain prime minister Benazir Bhutto - and his PPP could be called upon to form a coalition with any victor . Meanwhile, not surprisingly the election was marred by allegations of rigging by the major rival of Khan's PTI .
    Everton sign Richarlison from Watford for €45m

    Everton sign Richarlison from Watford for €45m

    A host of their last summer signings have failed to live up to the billing, chief among whom are Sigurdsson and Davy Klaassen . He believes that Everton agreed to pay a higher fee for the player to settle the bad blood over Silva.

Most liked

Stewart Robson: Ivan Gazidis is a failure
He's starting today's match because his performances have been good in every training session". Arsenal will now play PSG on Saturday in their next match. "It's every day.

Frustrated DeMar DeRozan: ‘I gave everything I had to that team’
Arguably the greatest player in franchise history, DeRozan was able to put his time with the Raptors in perspective. Ujiri apologized to DeRozan at a post-trade press conference last week for what he called a "gap in communication".

LeBron James' "The Shop" Coming To HBO Next Month
Beasley said. "A guy I dreamed of meeting my whole life". "We'll do it as frequently as the conversation warrants", says Peter Nelson, executive VP of HBO Sports.

Demi Lovato's friend asked for ‘no sirens’ in 911 call
Per a report by Daily Mail , she had been partying all night at her Hollywood Hills home prior to her overdose that afternoon. Multiple outlets, including TMZ and People , have reported it was because of an overdose.

White House defends decision to bar reporter from press event
Ms Collins attended a photo opportunity with Mr Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday. She also asked Mr Trump about the postponement of a suggested summit in America with President Putin.

China withdraws approval for Facebook's planned venture in Zhejiang
But right now all it can do is sell ads to Chinese businesses who want to advertise outside of the country. Facebook's photo-sharing service Instagram and its messaging platform WhatsApp are also blocked in China.

North Korea could return U.S. soldiers' remains on Friday
The North Koreans turned over what they say are an initial 55 cases holding remains, a USA official told CNN's Ryan Browne. But Yonhap reported Thursday that the North would begin returning the remains. "Not just a financial price".

Trump administration: 1,820 children reunited after US-Mexico border split
Today is the deadline for the Trump administration to reunify separated minors between the ages of 5 and 17 with their parents. In that time, parents decide whether to seek asylum after they're reunited with their children.

New York Yankees Acquire Zach Britton
Tate has been called the "centerpiece" of this deal but I would say that Cody Carroll is the best player in the deal. He has worked 14 scoreless outings since returning, and there's no denying he makes the Yankees better.

Egyptian zoo accused of painting donkey to look like a zebra
When contacted by local radio station Nogoum FM , zoo director Mohamed Sultan insisted the animal was not a fake . CBS News also notes that zebras and donkeys, despite both bearing a resemblance to horses, are different species.

Senate Republican warns Russia on election interference
I'm very concerned that Russian Federation will be fighting very hard to have an impact on the upcoming Election. Then on Tuesday, Trump issued a rare clarification and said he misspoke.

Donald Trump threatens North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Turkey with sanctions over detained U.S. pastor
Brunson served as pastor of Izmir Resurrection Church , a small Protestant congregation, and has lived in Turkey for 23 years. The summit has also focused on religious freedom issues in China, Myanmar and Iran. "US threats of sanctions aggravate it".

President Trump's Hollywood star destroyed
Trump's star has taken beating after beating since the former reality show star started running for president. The Hollywood Historic Trust will fix the star but requires several days of seasoning before it is polished.

Federation Internationale de Football Association announces 2018 World Cup goal of the tournament
The Frenchman becomes the first European player to win FIFA's award for goal of the tournament since it was created in 2006. Describing the goal to after that game, Stuttgart defender Pavard said: "The ball bounced up as it came to me".

AHS cautions about potential of West Nile virus
In Kankakee County, there were 36 positive mosquito batches, two bird cases and two human cases of West Nile virus a year ago . People older than 60 and people with compromised immune systems have the greatest risk of developing severe complications.