ibusinesslines.com
ibusinesslines.com August 20, 2018


2nd lunar eclipse of 2018 is 21st century’s longest

26 July 2018, 02:55 | Justin Tyler

Life on the moon? It could have happened billions of years ago, astrobiologists say

The total lunar eclipse

The shining bright white hue of the moon will be transformed into a bewitching deep blood red for United Kingdom observers tomorrow, July 27, during the longest total lunar eclipse seen this century.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth and Moon line up perfectly, casting Earth's shadow on the moon. The total lunar eclipse is projected to last for an hour and 42 minutes, with the entire event lasting over 6 hours. Blood moon, though, refers to the brightest shade of red, that the Moon will reflect at the height of the lunar eclipse. For instance, 2009 and 2010 missions discovered hundreds of millions of metric tons of water ice hiding on the Moon, and there is strong evidence that the lunar mantle also harbors a large amount of water.

Unlike a solar eclipse, a lunar eclipse is easy and safe to enjoy with a naked eye, says Francisco Diego, an astronomer from University College London. The lunar eclipse that appeared in January 2018, we saw a Super Blood Moon and this lunar eclipse is going to be the longest "Blood Moon" eclipse of the century.

They have interpreted passages in the Bible ("The Sun will turn into darkness, and the Moon into blood, before the great and awful day of the Lord comes") as evidence.

This eclipse happens to coincide with the moon's apogee, a point in the moon's orbit where it is farthest from the earth.

By around 12.30am on Saturday, the moon will completely move out of the Earth's shadow, glowing its usual white colour.

Places with an unobstructed view of the moonrise include Letná Park and parts of Vyšehrad, though by the time the moon reaches full eclipse it should be visible from much of the city where tall buildings or hills are not in the way.

"The moment clouds enter the picture, we lose our chance", Raymundo said.


When Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon's surface in July 1969, it was not only a giant leap for mankind, but also the first time the satellite had ever hosted life.

Schulze-Makuch explained that it is possible that life on the Moon originated as it did here on Earth, but he said that it is more likely that it was transported in by a meteorite.

In Invercargill, there was five minutes between sunrise at 8.12am and moonset shortly after, with the moon entirely within Earth's shadow.

"Our best window will be around 3 a.m.to 5 a.m., when the moon really turns reddish".

For those in North America, the century's longer lunar eclipse will not be visible as it will take place during the day on Friday.

According to Space.com, "In New Delhi, the penumbral eclipse will start at 10:44 p.m. local time, when the moon will be well above the horizon, and the umbral phase will begin at 11:54 p.m".

Don't miss out on the latest news and information.



Other News

Trending Now

Trump, Putin and the case of the missing question
Most voters - 54 percent - agree the USA and Russian Federation "share the blame" for the relationship between the two countries. Meanwhile, 52 percent of Americans said they disapprove of the job Trump is doing, but Eric Trump didn't mention that detail.

Trump greets European Union chief, says United States seeks 'level playing field' on trade
It's as simple as that - and every body's talking! "All will be Great!" Remember, we are the "piggy bank" that's being robbed. Ben Sasse, a Republican , criticized what he called a bailout, and the administration's underlying trade policy.

Federation Internationale de Football Association W.C Goal Of The Tournament Winner Revealed
Pavard's goal stuck out as he powered a Lucas Hernandez cross back across goal and into the top corner of Argentina's net. France went on to win the game 4-3 before beating Croatia in the final on July 15 to lift their second World Cup title .

Pakistan election: Imran Khan projected to win
It is now fronted by Ms Bhutto's son, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, a 29-year-old Oxford University graduate. Hashim Ghilza, a local administration official, said the bomber tried to enter a polling station.

Trump Takes Aim at California's Highly Successful Auto Emissions Standards
The measure would also cut short the Obama plan that would raise fleet fuel efficiency averages to 50MPG by 2025. The waiver was granted at a time when California suffered some of the worst smog problems in the country.

Ander Herrera sends message to Anthony Martial amid exit rumours
It will be a worry for Mourinho who is already short of players after the World Cup in Russian Federation . Martial has played in both of United's pre-season fixtures in the United States.

British reject Mays Brexit plan, some turn to Boris and far right
It was also believed that May wanted to mobilise support from pro-Leave Labour Party voters to strengthen her case for Brexit.