The Blood Moon is on the rise this Friday, here’s what you need to know

The world will be able to catch a glimpse of the Blood Moon rise on Friday July 27th, 2018, this will happen when the Moon shifts into the Earth’s shadow. 

This will be the second Blood Moon (also known as a lunar eclipse) of the year. The lunar eclipse is set to last one hour and 43 minutes, this is said to be known as longest one this century. The Moon itself will actually look a little smaller and dimmer than usual. 

That’s because the Moon will be as far away as it gets from the Earth on its elliptical orbit, making the Moon appear smaller. But, the Moon also moves more slowly when it’s that far away.

The full moon will begin to darken as it enters the Earth’s shadow at 7.15pm, with the total eclipse beginning at 9.30pm.

People across the world especially Africa, Middle East and Europe will experience a good view of the eclipse (you can check your region’s visibility with timeanddate.com’s location tool).

The Moon will pass through the Earth’s shadow again on January 21st, 2019.

You will be able to watch the #LunarEclipse on livestream here:


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