The total eclipse will last 1 hour, 42 minutes and 57 seconds, though a partial eclipse precedes and follows, meaning the moon will spend a total of 3 hours and 54 minutes in the Earth's umbral shadow, according to NASA. When most of the blue light from the Sun is filtered out by Earth's atmosphere making the sky appear blue, and the least scattered red light seeps through the atmosphere and reach the moon and makes the moon look red. The total lunar eclipse also sees the moon taking a shade of red, thus called the Blood Moon.
REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci The moon is seen as it begins a total lunar eclipse that will turn the moon red over Buenos Aires April 15, 2014.
"The lunar eclipse will be visible in every part of the country". Unlike a solar eclipse, the lunar event can be viewed without wearing protective eye gear. The other regions that share this cosmic treat are the Middle East, parts of Russian Federation and Kazakhstan, and the eastern half of Africa, but at least part of the eclipse can be seen from nearly everywhere in the world except North America.
"In the middle of a lunar eclipse it can look as if a red planet has taken up residence near the Earth - they are both eerie and lovely and I'll certainly be looking out for it!"
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Gisborne sky watchers will miss out on the longest lunar eclipse for some time.
Even more compelling, we know that simple lifeforms were already plentiful on Earth 3.5-3.8 billion years ago. "From that point onwards, the shadow of the Earth will slowly retreat across the lunar surface until the partial eclipse comes to completion".
When the three celestial bodies are perfectly lined up, however, the Earth's atmosphere scatters blue light from the sun while refracting or bending red light onto the moon, usually giving it a rosy blush.
The combination of a supermoon and total lunar eclipse creating a blood moon last occurred in 1982 and will not happen again until 2033.
The balance of Asia and Europe, as well as Africa and Antarctica, will be able to see the entirety of the eclipse.
Weather forecast shows that the Northern and North-central provinces will have moderately to heavy rain on the night of July 17, which means the sky will be quite cloudy.