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Blood moon: Longest lunar eclipse in a century to take place on July 27-28

The eclipse will begin at 12 am on July 28 and end at 1.43 am.

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The Eastern Hemisphere will be able to view the longest lunar eclipse in a century on July 27 and 28, according to experts. The eclipse, will create a "blood moon" that would last for about one hour and 43 minutes.

It will be visible only in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. It will be best visible in the wee hours on July 28 in Asia. Europe and Africa will witness the eclipse during the evening hours, sometime between sunset and midnight on July 27, reports said.

The reddish glow that appears on the moon during the eclipse is due to the way the Earth's atmosphere scatters light, which gives the phenomena the name "blood moon".


The eclipse will begin at 12 am on July 28 and end at 1.43 am.

The last lunar eclipse, which took place on January 31, lasted for an hour and 17 minutes.

The eclipse will be visible from the Eastern hemisphere — Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

The last longest eclipse took place on July 16, 2000, and lasted for one hour and 46.4 minutes, according to EarthSky.

The longest possible total lunar eclipse is about one hour and 47 minutes, EarthSky says.


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