July 27 longest lunar eclipse in 100 years

Mindy Sparks
July 15, 2018

Usually lunar and solar eclipses come in pairs, with an interval of two weeks. During a total solar eclipse the entire Sun is obscured by the moon for a brief period of time. The maximum eclipse will occur at 1.51 am and the total eclipse ends at 2.43 pm. This actually makes Friday's solar eclipse cover a yet smaller area of Earth's surface than it otherwise would, since the penumbra of the moon's shadow (its outer shadow), unlike the umbra, grows broader, the farther it is from the moon.

So, perhaps more penguins than people will witness this eclipse.

Stargazers are more excited for the July 13th Solar Eclipse because Earth has not seen a cosmic eclipse fall on Friday since it last appeared on December 1974. In many cultures all over the globe, this date is associated with many superstitions surrounding bad luck. It was mostly visible over the open ocean between Australia and Antarctica. This year on 11 August the next partial solar eclipse will again take place. While some section of the society will refrain from food and water, others would enjoy this occurrence just like any other event. Ayurveda believes that in the absence of sunlight, the bacteria tend to get active. Local time and the eclipse will peak at midnight.

The U.S. space agency has declared that the total lunar eclipse will last for almost 1 hour and 43 minutes.

The said eclipse happened around 7.18 am to 9.43 am (IST) and was visible in different regions of the world. That eclipse would also be partial and not total.

A common belief across many cultures is that eclipses can be risky for pregnant women and their unborn babies. Two partial eclipses are set for this year and one is happening in the next couple of days, so, you will need to be ready for it.

Will the eclipse be visible?

It will also be a blood moon, since its colour would be reddish-brown.

Partial solar eclipse will be seen in India on 13 of July, 2018 while rest of the world will encounter second most awaited eclipse of the season.

Scientists say that there is the influence of the Eclipse on biological processes on Earth.

The previous lunar eclipse which was this long took place on July 16 2000 and its duration was 1 hour and 46 minutes.

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