During a total lunar eclipse, the Moon's disk can take on a dramatically colourful appearance from bright orange to blood red and more rarely dark brown to very dark gray, depending upon the part of the Earth's shadow it would be passing through.
If you do not know about the partial solar eclipse, it is better to get acquainted yourself. The Batammaliba locals of Togo and Benin believe that an eclipse is caused by fighting between the sun and the moon. During this eclipse, the Moon will go through Earth's umbral shadow.
According to astronomers, a total lunar eclipse takes place when Sun, Earth, and Moon are in a same line and are observed in flawless alignment with each other. "The duration makes it the longest total lunar eclipse of this century (2001 AD to 2100 AD)", revealed a statement released by the Ministry of Earth Sciences.
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For those who would still like to try their luck in spotting the eclipse, NASA said the event will peak around 3.02am UTC or 1.02pm Australia Time. This divine show will not be visible from North America, but in South America, East Africa, Middle East and parts of Central Asia, the Sky Observer will be an impressive event. Meanwhile, the moon's umbra, from where the great spectacle of a total eclipse would be seen, passes far beyond Earth, but misses the planet by more than one-third of Earth's radius - for an observer in the Antarctic, that part of the shadow is 1,400 miles (2,200 kilometers) aloft. The total eclipse that happened past year was so celebrated because of this. Solar Eclipse 2018 which is due to be held on July 13 will be visible in Western Australia and other neighboring islands.
The smallest of the three partial solar eclipses during 2018 was just yesterday, Friday, July 13. There are mainly of two types of eclipses- Solar and Lunar.
Mr Raghunandan Kumar, founder secretary of the Planetary Society, said the eclipse was estimated to last beyond 100 minutes. Thus is the reason it is often called a blood moon.