Lunar eclipse clocks in at more than 6 hours

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Blood Moon: How and where to see Friday's total lunar eclipse in Italy

It will reach peak eclipse at 9:22 (BST), however, the total eclipse will last for a total of 1 hour 43 minutes. Expect the total lunar eclipse to transform the moon into a "blood moon" that is orangish red in color for more than a hundred minutes.

But Begley doesn't think the world is going to end the night of Friday, July 27 which other end times' theorists have claimed.

During this eclipse, the Moon will pass through the central part of the Earth's umbral shadow.

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'However instead of turning black as you might expect, the atmosphere of the Earth bends the light of the sun onto the moon causing it to turn a deep red colour'. It will also be seen perfectly in Africa and in Asia, and partly in Australia and in South America. "It's called a blood moon because the light from the sun goes through the Earth's atmosphere on its way to the moon and the Earth's atmosphere turns it red in the same way that when the sun goes down, it goes red".

When the sun, Earth and moon are all lined up, sun-rays shine on the edges of the Earth.

As a total lunar eclipse, the Aquarius full blood moon is also known by some Native American tribes as the "Full Buck Moon", since it is around this time of year that new antlers begin to push up through a young buck's forehead. Scientists thought: the phenomenon lasted more than two hours.

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It coincides not only with Mars's close approach, but with what he described as a "procession of planets" - a line-up of our celestial neighbours that will give skywatchers a particularly good view of Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars.

North American residents suffering from eclipse FOMO will be able to watch the event online.

Dr Jacob said: "Anyone on that night-side of the Earth would be able to see the moon go into the eclipse".

People may have missed the moon eclipse, but were treated to a spectacular sunrise.

AUSTRALIA: One photographer captured the various phases of the moon during the lunar eclipse. At what time of day the lunar eclipse appeared depended on where you live.

Priscila Sinaga captured the moon's reddish hue during the blood moon eclipse in Cinere, Indonesia. One can see the partial eclipse in India starting 11:44 pm IST followed by the total lunar eclipse at 1am.

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