One of the biggest curiosities in the world would have to be astrological phenomenas, and according to experts the next total lunar eclipse will occur on July 28, 2018 for viewers within Australia. Not just any eclipse, this will be the longest seen in the 21st century, clocking in at 103 minutes. Additionally, Mars will look particularly spectacular as it moves toward its closest approach to Earth in 15 years.
Over the next six weeks, Mars will be closer to earth than it has been in 15 years! Take a look at the night sky through July and enjoy a great view of the 35.8Million miles away "close-up." https://t.co/sEnMNULHIX
— Mars One (@MarsOneProject) June 18, 2018
A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through Earth’s shadow, at which point it takes on a reddish tint, which is why the eclipse is normally called a “blood moon.” Set to take place from 5:30 am AEST until 7:13 am AEST, the moon is expected to be partially covered for an our before the full eclipse will occur at at 6:22 am AEST.
Can't wait for this event next month – total lunar eclipse on 27 July. The #Moon rises during full eclipse from the UK but that could give amazing views of a red Moon rising into a sky tinged with colour from the opposite sunset. Last total lunar eclipse from UK was Sep 2015: pic.twitter.com/doC6sgzalG
— Steve Brown (@sjb_astro) June 20, 2018
The full eclipse will be visible in Eastern Africa and Central Asia, and will be partially seen over Western Africa, Eastern Asia, South America, Europe, and Australia. For additional coverage, the Virtual Telescope Project will start a live stream at 4:30 am AEST and timeanddate.com will begin streaming at 4:00 am AEST.
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