The eclipse, though, was not visible in America and the Pacific. It is popularly known called a blood moon because of the reddish glow that the moon appears to emit during the sunset and sunrise.
"Blood moon will start at 10 pm and end at 4 am". He captured a photo of an airplane flying in front of the moon as it came in to land. Don't stare at the blood moon while driving. During the lunar eclipse Muslims ask forgiveness from God and reaffirms His Greatness. It will not be visible in North America and much of the Pacific Ocean because there it will be morning or afternoon.
The red effect is caused by a scattering of colours during a lunar eclipse. Mars instead appeared as a very bright star.
During the eclipse, the planet Mars hovered near the moon in the night sky and was easily visible to the naked eyes.
In a special treat, Mars is also at its closest approach to Earth this week since 2003, making it appear bigger and brighter.
While Mars was overhead for people in central Chile, South Africa and Australia, it was low in the southern sky for those who watched in the United States and Europe.
Hundreds flocked to the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium in the tech hub of Bengaluru on a cool Friday night to witness the spectacle in a hazy sky even as the red moon played hide and seek. The distance between Mars and the Earth ranges from about 100 million kilometres and 56 million kilometres.
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North America missed out on Friday's lunar eclipse but can look forward to the next one on January 21, 2019, according to NASA . The second phase of the eclipse will start from 2:43 am IST, wherein a partial lunar eclipse will be taking place.
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