The eclipse will take place from 6.24 p.m. UTC (2.24 p.m. ET) and 10.19 p.m. UTC (6.24 p.m. ET). Therefore, only red light, having the longest wavelength in the visible spectrum, travels to the Moon, and results in the Moon appearing blood red.
The rare occurrence will be seen across large parts of Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and Southern America.
A consolation prize for us here in the United States will be a bright Mars alongside the almost full moon just a few days after the eclipse on July 31.
For those in New York City, the moon will rise 8:05 p.m. and set at 5:06 a.m.
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Astronomers in Australia and New Zealand will have to wait until the morning of July 28 to see our rocky satellite eclipsed at moonset.
When this happens, it causes the Earth's shadow to block the sun. The longest that a lunar eclipse could ever occur is one hour and 47 minutes.
The Book of Revelations also contains a similar passage which reads: 'And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great natural disaster; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood'. During a blood moon, the moon turns from a deep red to orange colour rather than completely disappearing when it passes through the shadow cast by Earth. The darkest part of Earth's shadow is called the umbra.
"The moon can either graze through the cone, or go right through the middle".
Why Is This Particular Lunar Eclipse So Long?
Additionally, the moon will be at a farther point from Earth along its orbit, EarthSky pointed out. When this happens, the Moon will not completely disappear from view under the shadow, it does however, take on a deep red, nearly burnt orange colour.