Not to be missed!
Today, July 27, will be the longest lunar Eclipse in the XXI century — it will last as long as 103 minutes. The Eclipse will be special not only because of its duration. Happens rare phenomenon — the Eclipse will coincide with the Great opposition of Mars (Mars will be on the same line as the Earth and the Sun). Because of this, the Moon will turn red. About how and where to see the unique astronomical phenomenon described in this article.
Why is a lunar Eclipse on July 27, just need to watch?
1. This will be the longest lunar Eclipse in XXI century. Just a century will happen 225 eclipses, of which 85 are full, but today will be long.
2. The degree of entertainment will add Great opposition of Mars. Due to a rare coincidence , the Moon will turn red.
3. In itself, the Great opposition of Mars — an amazing astronomical phenomenon. Mars will be at closest point from Earth. It will grow five times and will Shine three times brighter.
When will the lunar Eclipse on 27 July?
A lunar Eclipse on July 27, will begin at 21:24 and ends at 01:20 Moscow time. The total phase will be visible from 22:30 to 00:13 Moscow time, it will last a record for the twenty-first century time — 103 minutes.
At the same time, there will be a Great opposition of Mars. Mars will approach the Earth at the minimum possible distance and will be clearly visible on the sky in a bright orange color.
During the total phase of the Eclipse the Moon will turn crimson red color that will be noticeable to the naked eye.
Where you will see the “blood moon” in Russia
A lunar Eclipse on July 27 will be seen from anywhere in the world except North America, Greenland and Northern Siberia. The best view will be opened in the southern Urals, the Northern Caucasus and the Caspian lowland. In the Central region of Russia the Moon will be clearly visible, but at a lower altitude.
To watch a lunar Eclipse is very simple. It is sufficient to look at the moon (and Mars) in the period of the total phase of the Eclipse (again — from 22:30 to 00:13 Moscow time) and enjoy. Of course, it’s important to not disappoint the weather. In Moscow, for example, increased expected cloudy, meteorologists warned.