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July 27: The longest lunar eclipse in century

July 27: The longest lunar eclipse in century

On July 27, one of the most highly-anticipated celestial events will take place: a very long lunar eclipse.

It will be visible from all parts of the country. The blood moon that will appear on this date has been termed by scientists to be the longest lunar eclipse to take place in a century.

During this lunar eclipse, the moon will be seen by the human eye in a red-orange color. There will be two parts to this lunar eclipse.

The first part of it will be a total lunar eclipse. The second part of it will be a partial lunar eclipse. Both of these phases will last for over an hour.


Specifically, the full lunar eclipse will last for over an hour and 30 minutes. The partial lunar eclipse will last for over an hour.

The entire lunar eclipse will take over four hours to run its full course. In most countries, both lunar eclipses will not be visible one after the other.

However, due to the fortunate geographical location of India, both of these lunar eclipses will be visible for people in the country.

The full lunar eclipse will also be visible for people in Africa, Central Asia, the Middle East, and South America.

NASA has reported that this upcoming lunar eclipse will be the longest lunar eclipse in a century.

It will be only four minutes shorter than the longest lunar eclipse that has ever been seen on Earth.

Interestingly, the full moon on July 27th will be the smallest full moon of the year. At this time, the moon will be orbiting at its farthest point from Earth.

It is safe to directly look at the lunar eclipse, since the light emitting from the moon is far less dangerous and intense than what is emitted from the sun during a solar eclipse.

Thus, Indians can eagerly await the longest lunar eclipse in one hundred years, all of which will be visible at the country’s geographic location.

Image Reference: Indianexpress

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