The 2018 eclipse will be the longest ever in this century lasting for 103 minutes. The United Kingdom will experience the eclipse for 84 minutes. Lunar eclipse is a yearly phenomenon when the earth gets dark during the day.
The 2018 total lunar eclipse is expected on Friday, July 27, with the moon turning a stunning blood red which is expected to last for two hours, the longest in the 21st century.
The lunar eclipse usually happens when the earth passes between the moon and the sun casting its shadow on the moon giving it a blood red color.
Once the sun’s rays hit the earth, its colours are scattered with the blue and white rays at the edges leaving the red colour in the middle which hit on the moon giving it a blood red colour.
The 2018 eclipse is expected to last the longest in this century lasting for 103 minutes – four minutes less of the longest eclipse ever witnessed.
However, for countries like the United Kingdom, the eclipse will last for 84 minutes as the moon will be below the horizon in Britain when the eclipse will have started.
The Eastern Africa, Middle East and Central Asia are also expected to watch the eclipse for the entire 84 minutes.
The lunar eclipse is a yearly phenomenon that gets the earth turning a little dark in various parts of the country.
Many people are expected to watch the eclipse using special glasses.
To view the eclipse, make sure you are in a place where the light is not polluted and you can see the sky clearly.
Source: Tuko breaking news