The blood moon was visible from Europe, Russia, Africa, the Middle East, and much of Asia and Australia though clouds blocked out the moon in some places.
“If you were standing on the moon in this eclipse, you would see the sun and then the earth would come in the way and blot out the sun”, said Fabian.
For those in North America, several scientific organizations will offer livestreams of the celestial event.
The longest lunar eclipse of this century will coincide with Mars’ closest approach to Earth in 15 years on Friday.
“The moon usually turns a deep, dark red because it is illuminated by light that has passed through the Earth’s atmosphere and has been bent back towards the moon by refraction”, the British Royal Observatory explained. You can tune it at the eclipse timings and watch the entire event without any interruptions. The moon passed in front of the sun, casting a 70-mile-wide shadow. The phenomenon should last till 2:43 AM IST on July 28.
Blood moon in Taiwan’s night sky.
A “super blue blood moon” rises during a total lunar eclipse as seen from Quezon City, Philippines on Jan 30 this year. It wasn’t visible in the US, but it could be seen from places like South America, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
As we get ready to witness a total lunar eclipse today (July 27), here’s a photo throwback to the rare supermoon total lunar eclipse of September 28, 2015. The planetarium has organised a “Moon Carnival” for people in the national capital to watch the eclipse, PTI reported.
There is quite a long wait until the next lunar eclipse which happens on January 21, 2019.
The next such lunar eclipse won’t be until 2123.
It’s a stunningly rare chance to witness what star-gazers call a micro-blood moon.
Yesterday morning’s blood moon was at its peak from 3.30am and lasted until 5.13am, appearing completely red. – AFP A man looks at the moon eclipse through a telescope over Copacabana Fortress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Scientists say there are three types of lunar eclipses: total, partial and penumbral.
While Mars will be overhead for people in central Chile, South African and Australia, it will be low in the southern sky for those watching in the United States and Europe.