Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century

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No protective eyewear is needed and the eclipsed moon will be visible in large parts of Europe and South America between sunset and midnight, as well as much of Asia and Australia, between midnight and sunrise on Saturday. With a maximum eclipse lasting one hour, 42 minutes, and 57 seconds, this event marks the longest eclipse of its kind that will happen this century. Many countries won't be able to see the blood moon.

Watch the lunar eclipse livestream in the video above starting at 3 p.m. E.T.

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The total phase will be at its max at 4:21 am (AWST) and will finish as the Moon starts to exit the Umbra at 5:13 am (AWST).

EarthSky.org has a map showing more exact locations, and TimeandDate.com has timings based on your location. This is the longest because for the last four billion years the moon has been moving away from the Earth and has now reached the ideal spot for the lunar alignment. The penumbral eclipse will begin at 11:44 pm IST followed by a partial eclipse at 11:54 pm.

It will pass into the shadow of the Earth, blocking the light from the sun and the atmosphere of the Earth will bend the light of the sun onto the moon.

As Space.com explained, the eclipse's record length was the result the moon's positioning relative to Earth.

When the three celestial bodies are perfectly lined up, however, the Earth's atmosphere scatters blue light from the sun while refracting or bending red light onto the moon, usually giving it a rosy blush.

The eclipse will have been visible from Southern Africa to the Middle East, Russia, India, and Australia.

The next total eclipse of the sun visible in the US will be on April 8, 2024.

This will result in Mars coming close to the Earth, causing it to appear brighter than normal and it will be seen from evening to dawn towards the end of July. It is the longest lunar eclipse this century.

The July 2018 lunar eclipse will be the longest one till June 9, 2123.

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