The longest lunar Eclipse in XXI century. What you need to know about it?
On 27 July, will happen lunar Eclipse, and it will be unique. According to NASA, it will be the longest lunar Eclipse of the XXI century.
Some lucky people will be able to witness this unique phenomenon for an hour and 43 minutes.
What is a lunar Eclipse?
A lunar Eclipse occurs when Earth is between the sun and the Moon, our satellite enters the Earth’s shadow, that is, in fact, these heavenly bodies arranged in a row.
In total this astronomical phenomenon, from the first to the last phase — will last three hours and 55 minutes. That’s how much it takes the moon to complete passage through the Earth’s shadow.
Why is Eclipse called “blood Moon”?
A lunar Eclipse is sometimes called a “blood Moon”. This is due to the dark red tint of the satellite, which he acquires during the Eclipse.