Century’s Longest Lunar Eclipse To Be Seen In India On July 27

This phenomena usually happens when the Sun, the Earth and the Moon line up impeccably, throwing Earth's shadow on the moon.

NASA explains the entire event will go on for about four hours, while the "blood moon" phenomenon itself will be visible for an hour and 43 minutes at its peak.

The July 2018 Blood Moon and total lunar eclipse will outshine every other eclipse to take place between the years 2001 and 2100.

So far, in 2018, we have seen many stunning astronomical events including Super Blue Blood moon in January and an extraordinary astronomical alignment in June.

The eclipse will be visible in parts of South America, much of Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. The totality, or when the earth's shadow covers the moon and creates complete darkness, will last one hour and 43 minutes.

Scientists and astronomers advise that it is unsafe to see solar eclipse through naked eyes and it can also damage the vision.

This eclipse will be completely visible in Eastern Africa and Central Asia from 3:30 p.m.to 5:13 p.m. EDT, while viewers in Western Africa, Eastern Asia, South America, Europe, and Australia will catch a partial glimpse, according to Temi Adebowale at Popular Mechanics.

Not to be outdone is the super-long total eclipse that's happening at the same time as the opposition, and the Inquisitr recently did a feature that gives you all the details about the once-in-a-lifetime event that'll make you not want to miss it.

In India, the partial eclipse will begin on July 13 at 07:18 am and the last location to see the partial eclipse would be at 08:13 am.

To have an opportunity to view a planet so near...well let's just say it will be more spectacular than any eclipse!

In a solar eclipse, the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth, and when the Moon fully or partially blocks the Sun.

Describing 2018, as an year of lunar eclipses, Mr Duari said the last total lunar eclipse took place earlier this year on January 31. According to NASA, on top of the reddish tint given to the moon from the eclipse, the moon was also very close to earth's orbit, making it appear larger and brighter. "A Blue Moon is the second full moon during a calendar month", he said.

July will also see Mars make a close approach, reaching the point in its orbit when it is closest to Earth.

Protective eyewear was recommended during the solar eclipse to protect people's eyes from the bright light of the sun. "One does not need a telescope to watch the eclipse, though a good pair of binoculars will enhance the experience".