Red Moon: Morocco to Witness the Longest Eclipse of the Century Tonight

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Red Moon: Morocco to Witness the Longest Eclipse of the Century Tonight

Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse 2018 tonight LIVE UPDATES: During this rare phenomena, the Moon will turn bright red and it will be visible in India as well. Here's everything you need to know to catch the astrological phenomenon if you're in Italy.

The best views were in Western Australia because it was still dark during the lunar eclipse process.

The moon will spend a total of three hours and 54 minutes in the earth's umbral shadow, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

As with most eclipses, conspiracy theorists believe it is a sign of the end times and is referred to as the Blood Moon prophecy.

Telescopes will be set up for public viewing and astronomy talks will be conducted free of charge at the venue.

However, bad weather thwarted the cosmic display in several parts of the world.

A man looks for the "Blood moon" as clouds over the London skyline obscure the view.

"It's disappointing", Tish Adams, 67, told AFP.

Unfortunately for us here in MI, this eclipse will only be visible in the Southern Hemisphere.

Blood moon
Blood moon

Blue light is scattered most effectively, and this explains why the sky is blue.

A blood moon rises over a minaret in Istanbul, late Friday, July 27, 2018.

Mars appeared unusually large and bright, a mere 57.7 million kilometres (35.9 million miles) from Earth on its elliptical orbit around the sun.

Australians who looked skyward before sunrise were not left disappointed, as the moon glowed blood red for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century.

"The reason that the moon turns red is because atmospheric scattering causes red light to pass through the atmosphere and the composition of the atmosphere can change if volcanic eruptions or forest fires occur", said Tom Kerss, an astronomer with the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

People gather to watch a "blood moon" eclipse in Melbourne on July 28, 2018.

The moon will enter the penumbral shadow of the Earth between 10.44 pm and 10.53 pm, and will be followed by a partial eclipse from 11.54 pm. "During a very dark eclipse the moon may be nearly invisible".

From the Cape of Good Hope to the Middle East, and from the Kremlin to Sydney Harbour, thousands of people turned their eyes to the stars to watch the moon, which turned dark before shining orange, brown and crimson in the shadow. Skywatchers around much of the world are looking forward to a complete lunar eclipse that will be the longest this century, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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