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A total lunar eclipse will turn the moon red on Friday (July 27), but even if the celestial show is not visible from your corner of the world, there are still ways to see the eclipse live.
The entire event lasts 3 hours and 55 minutes. The time when the moon is completely immersed in the shadow of the earth ̵
"This solar eclipse is special. By chance, the moon traverses the shadow of the Earth almost along its diameter, which makes the solar eclipse a few minutes longer than usual," said Francisco Diego, an astronomer on University College London in the UK, email NBC News MACH.
During the Totality, which starts around 3:30 pm EDT (7:30 pm UTC), the Moon will be immersed in the shadows of Earth and "lit by red light, filtered through the [Earth’s] atmosphere," said Diego , For this solar eclipse, Diego says Skywatchers can expect a "bright red-orange moon".
Skywatchers can see the solar eclipse in parts of South America, the Middle East, East Africa and Central Asia from North America, but there will be a variety of online viewing options .. TimeAndDate.com will be livestreaming on Fridays from 14:00 EDT (18:00 UTC), and the astronomy education website Slooh will also begin live with the event at 13:00 EDT (17:00 UTC), which you can see below.
If you only want to reach the pinnacle of the eclipse, you can set a livestream on the weather channel's mobile app at 20:00 EDT (20:00 UTC), but this feature is only available in the US
If If you happen to be in the eastern hemisphere, you're in luck, because according to NASA, the best places to watch the celestial event from the beginning are 167 Completed are East Africa, the Middle East, India and Central Asia Southern Africa and the Middle East will be able to see the entire time at midnight local time. Spectators in Central Asia will see the moon penetrate into the shadow of the earth at 22:44. Local time and can expect the solar eclipse to peak at midnight.
The sky exhibition is partially visible when the moon rises shortly after sunset in parts of Europe, West Africa and South America. In eastern Asia, Australia, and parts of the western Pacific, the eclipse will be visible before sunrise on July 28, when the moon goes down.
Lunar eclipses occur up to three times a year, so if you miss this week's exhibition of the heavens, there will be other possibilities in the future. The next total lunar eclipse will take place on January 21, 2019 and will be visible from North America, South America and parts of Africa, Europe and the Central Pacific. The totality of this solar eclipse is 1 hour and 2 minutes. Skywatchers in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia will also be able to see a partial lunar eclipse on July 16, 2019.
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