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'Blood moon' lunar eclipse partially visible in T&T on Friday

28 July 2018, 03:13 | Justin Tyler

When and where to watch the Blood Moon in Sweden

When and where to watch the Blood Moon in Sweden

What a lunar eclipse can look like. England has been scorched by a ruthless sun for weeks, but in some areas stargazers gathered only to see the moon obscured by a sudden spell of cloudy weather.

The 2018 lunar eclipse will last 20 minutes longer than the last lunar eclipse, which occurred on January 31st and lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes.

"Since the moon is bright anyway, you'll be able to see it regardless of light pollution, but to see the planets Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars nearly in line with the moon, you'll want a nice dark spot where light from the city or streets does not pollute the sky too much", Knowles said.

Our constant companion will also be at the farthest point on its orbit from Earth, making its movement across the sky slower from our perspective, thus spending longer in the dark.

The total eclipse lasted one hour, 42 minutes and 57 seconds, though a partial eclipse preceded and followed it, meaning the Moon spent a total of three hours and 54 minutes in the Earth's umbral shadow, according to NASA. Unlike solar eclipses, which require protective eyewear, a lunar eclipse can be viewed without specialized eye protection.

"There is no reason to believe that blood moons foretell doom", said Massey.

This is why a total lunar eclipse is often referred to as a "blood moon".

A super blood moon in Malmö in 2015. Friday's blood moon won't be as big
A super blood moon in Malmö in 2015. Friday's blood moon won't be as big

Mr Ubachukwu observed that a lunar eclipse could occur only on the night of a full moon.

Many of us might have read of events happening across the world that give us hint of the end of the world.

Of the 7.4 billion people on Earth, about 7 billion people could - in theory - see the eclipse, except for those in North America and Greenland, where time of day didn't allow. The partial eclipse will start again around 3:49 am.

The eclipse takes place once in a century so you can consider yourself to be lucky to see one. The will begin shortly before the penumbral phase of the eclipse begins and will stretch through to its conclusion. The longer and wider the shadow, the longer it takes the Moon to pass through it. In 2003, Mars came closest to our planet in nearly 60,000 years.

Total eclipses of the Moon are spectacular events and are easy to see with the naked eye.

The moon appears red (rather than in complete darkness) due to blue light from the earth's atmosphere refracting sunlight onto the surface of the moon.

The eclipse will be visible from most places around the world, including Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South America, and the Middle East. Time put together a list of the best places to see the eclipse.

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