The longest lunar eclipse of the century
Lunar eclipse, shooting stars, a sunset, a sunrise… If you know how to appreciate these phenomena and you are one of those who loves to enjoy magical moments like these, you’re in luck; why? Keep on reading here in Apparazzis.
Blood moon 2018: the longest lunar eclipse of the century
One hour and 43 minutes, an unusual length for these kind of phenomena; this is why it’s possible to confirm that tomorrow, we’ll be able to enjoy the longest lunar eclipse of the century. The lucky ones who will be able to enjoy it will be those who live in Europe, Africa, Middle East and South America. At 19:14 CET the Earth will put herself before the moon and the sun, turning the satellite red and leaving a spectacular image.
Why blood moon?
Blood moon or Red moon is how this eclipse is known. Why? Because of the reddish tone caused by the moment when the Earth acts as a lens that diverts the sun light and let the red light pass and that will reflect on the satellite. An image that needs to be seen and enjoyed.
Enjoy with no worries
We’re sure that you’d heard millions of times that we have to be cautious with our eyes when we see an eclipse; but in this case you don’t have to worry about that. We just need eye protection when it comes to a solar eclipse, in this case, as it’s a lunar eclipse we don’t need any protection. For sure, we recommend you bring binoculars with you just in case you miss something. And if you’re lucky enough to own a telescope… Much better!
At the end of January of this year we could enjoy another celestial phenomenon, the Blue moon lunar eclipse. It was an occasion when the Supermoon coincided with an eclipse during one hour and 16 minutes.
Wherever you are, don’t miss the chance of enjoying this astronomic phenomenon. The longest of this century. And of course, don’t forget your camera and remember us! We are looking forward to seeing your image galleries, don’t have any doubt about uploading your images to our community!