Published On: Fri, Jul 27th, 2018

Longest lunar eclipse to shine bright red in Australia’s sky

Longest lunar eclipse to shine bright red in Australia’s skyThe longest lunar eclipse of this century is going to shine in wee hours on this Saturday in Australia. Weather reports have speculated that blood moon also known as red moon will shine along with penumbral eclipse in Australia at 3:14am(AEST).  In the last 15 years this eclipse is going to be the longest one with duration of 1 hour, 42 minutes and 57 seconds.

This red moon will be at its greatest at 6.21am(AEST). Astronomer Tanya Hill stated that, “You’ll have a red moon and a red planet. It’s a lovely coincidence,” she further added, “It’s quite a long eclipse. You’re only about three minutes short of maximum.”

Below is the full detail about timing of lunar eclipse

Longest lunar eclipse to shine bright red in Australia’s sky

When earth moves between sun and the moon it is the time of lunar eclipse. This happen because earth blocks the direct sunlight from reaching the moon. This time moon will be at furthest point from the earth, will be at its apogee. This thing will make pass moon where shadow of earth will be wider and that is the reason this eclipse will last longer. We have mentioned details of time zone and area where it will pass through.

Western Australia will be able to see best view of this longest lunar eclipse.

Michael Brown (astronomer and Associate professor of Monash university) mentioned that this is the last lunar eclipse in Australia till 2021. So, he don’t want to miss this event. Professor said that this lunar eclipse will be so obvious that it would not be missed by anybody.

Professor claimed that he don’t expect red moon to be as red as people hype about it. He further said that, “In order for the moon to be very red, the atmosphere has to be dirty, which is caused by a volcanic eruption.“But we haven’t had a significant event recently since the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines in 1992.”

 

So it is the time that all of you must set your alarms not to miss this special event.

 

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