Skywatchers looking forward to complete lunar eclipse

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The most dramatic part of the total blackout of the moon is expected to last almost two hours, at one hour 43 minutes as the orb passes very close to the centre of the Earth's shadow.

Where can you see the blood moon in July 2018? You'll have to stay inside (where it's safe) and instead watch it online.

The eclipse will happen on the night of July 27 into the early morning of July 28. It should not be considered an invitation to satanic sex rituals of humans or horses. The next total lunar eclipse will happen on January 21, 2019, and will be visible from North America, South America, and parts of Africa, Europe and the central Pacific.

This would mark the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century, the British Royal Astronomical Society confirmed. At 1 hour 43 minutes of totality, the lunar eclipse will be the longest until the year 2123.

There are about four lunar eclipses each year.

In Sydney, crowds gathered to watch the Moon turn red above the city's distinctive skyline. The webcast should kick off at 2:30 p.m. EDT (18:30 UT). That's nearly as long as the longest lunar eclipse ever, which came in at an hour and 47 minutes.

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We may not be able to see this week's total lunar eclipse here in D.C., but you can take in the views from around the world via livestream. "Though lunar eclipse is visible through the naked eye, observing it through a telescope would be better".

Rio de Janeiro's spectators cheered when the blood moon emerged from the fog.

Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse 2018 tonight LIVE UPDATES: During this rare phenomena, the Moon will turn bright red and it will be visible in India as well.

This eclipse will begin with the penumbral phase starting at 1:14 am (AWST) where the Moon starts to enter the outer edge of the Earth's shadow (The Penumbra) and the Moon starts to dim. Viewers in central Asia will see the moon pass into Earth's shadow at 10:44 p.m. local time and can expect the eclipse to peak at around midnight.

But, while there was a spectacular sunrise, the eclipsed moon disappeared behind low cloud at the crucial moment in Christchurch.

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