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.

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.

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.

Cover Image: NASA

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