World treated to incredible blood moon

World treated to incredible blood moon

World treated to incredible blood moon

This is much longer than standard lunar eclipses which last for only around one hour. Mars is also at its closest approach to Earth this week since 2003, making it appear bigger and brighter.

The total eclipse will last one hour, 42 minutes and 57 seconds, with a partial eclipse before and after.

The eclipse will have been visible from Southern Africa to the Middle East, Russia, India, and Australia.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the sun and the moon, casting a deep shadow over the moon's surface.

The celestial event, where the moon will line up with the Earth and the sun, will be seen across the United Kingdom and other parts of the Eastern hemisphere.

The eclipse, however, will not be visible from North America or most of the Pacific. John Hagee also wrote of the Blood Moon Prophecy, in his book Four Blood Moons: Something is About to Change.

"During a very dark eclipse the moon may be nearly invisible".

Astronomy enthusiasts prepare their telescopes to see the lunar eclipse at Marina South Pier in Singapore
Astronomy enthusiasts prepare their telescopes to see the lunar eclipse at Marina South Pier in Singapore

The next lunar eclipse of such a length is due in 2123.

Fearing the jaguar would come down to earth to continue its assault, people would throw spears at the moon and create noise to scare it away.

People may have missed the moon eclipse, but were treated to a spectacular sunrise. You can see this at the right side of the image in a close-up view of the same eclipse, showing its dark red color. - AFP This combination of 14 pictures put together in photoshop and taken on July 27, 2018 shows the moon during a total lunar eclipse near to La Puente town, canary Spanish island of Tenerife.

And even if you did make it outdoors to see this phenomenal reminder of our small part in the Solar System, then you still need to check out these views from around the world.

According to National Geographic, an Inca myth told the story of a jaguar that attacked and ate the moon (giving it its red colour).

Reuters charted the eclipse from across the world, capturing a shimmering orange and red moon above Cairo, the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion, near Athens, the Bavarian village of Raisting in Germany, Rio beach in Brazil and Johannesburg. Picture: Michael GrayA composite photograph showing the various phases of the moon during a lunar eclipse in Sydney. The phenomenon should last till 2:43 AM IST on July 28.

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