Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century: Blood Moon Shined Like Never BeforeNaveen Kumar (Author) Published Date : Jul 28, 2018 09:59 IST
The earth saw the longest lunar eclipse of the century on Friday night which lasted for around 1 hour and 43 minutes. People in various parts of the world enjoyed seeing the blood moon which was blazing in red colour. This incident is due to the interference of the earth between the sun and the moon. The rays from the sun pass through the earth to reach the moon which makes the moon, shine in red colour.
Though the clouds blocked the visibility of moon at some parts, it was clearly visible from Russia, Middle East region, Europe, Australia and parts of Asia. North America and Pacific regions missed out the eclipse since it is not visible from there. In India, the temples on the banks of Ganges were closed during the eclipse and they were seeing the moon through the telescope while people in Australia paid to see the beautiful moon.
This blood moon has so many theories according to various religions and the scientific reason is that the sun passes light through the earth’s atmosphere to the moon when the earth’s atmosphere turns red and so is the moon as said by the professor of astronomy at Cambridge University, Andrew Fabian. This kind of longest lunar eclipse would happen once in a century and the next one will take place in the year 2123 according to NASA.
Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century: Blood Moon Shined Like Never Before