The full moon of July will be a beauty of the old century. It will not only turn red when it passes through the Earth's shadow during the night of July 27 to July 27 – this lunar eclipse will be the longest in a hundred years.
The Total Lunar Eclipse, or Bloodmoon, will take a total of 1 hour and 43 minutes for a Giant. In contrast, the lunar eclipses usually take about an hour to give or take.
Partial eclipses before and after the Total Solar Eclipse each last 1 hour and 6 minutes, which means that the Moon will spend 3 hours and 55 minutes behind at least one night Part of the Shadow of the Earth
Unfortunately, we will be in the United States Do not see a single minute of the eclipse, in whole or in part.
This lunar show is reserved for the eastern hemispheres ̵
The best seats in the world will likely be in Madagascar and the Middle East, where the eclipse will take place at exactly midnight. East and west of these places, people have to look up at the sky in the direction of moonrise or moonset, depending on which direction you are traveling. Here you can see the eclipse.
What is the reason for such a long eclipse season? A few things play a role here.
At first, the Moon almost penetrates the center of the Earth's shadow.
Second, the moon is on its moon apogee or farthest from Earth, making it seem so much smaller – think the opposite of a supermoon.
These two things come together at the end of July, making for the longest lunar eclipse between 2001 and 2100.
This last explanation must be made because the longest total lunar eclipse of the previous century was four minutes longer, and it happened almost 18 years ago to the day ahead July 16, 2000. This particular lunar eclipse was almost as close to the maximum time for a total lunar eclipse, because the moon went right through the porthole of the Earth's shadow.
The eclipse next July will be just north of the Earth's shadow, but close enough to be the longest solar eclipse of this century.
In a total lunar eclipse, the moon turns red – often called the "blood moon" – for the same reason that sunrise and sunset often have r osy hue: The light that illuminates the moon is filtered through the earth's atmosphere.
In addition to the blood moons, there are also black and blue moons: