Where to Watch The Century's Longest Lunar Eclipse

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This lunar eclipse will also feature the longest blood moon that the Earth has witnessed in 100 years.

If that doesn't resolve your FOMO, be patient: North Americans will be able to view a lunar eclipse of their own on January 21, 2019.

"Such long duration of total lunar eclipses had occurred on July 16, 2000 for a totality duration of one hour 46 minutes and another on June 15, 2011 for a totality duration of one hour 40 minutes".

Global News will be live-streaming the eclipse for viewers around the world beginning at 3 p.m. We will have a gathering of group members and the public and we will display the whole event in detail, explaining the geometry of the lunar eclipse and why this is one of the best of the century.

The American space agency said: "Being able to observe the Moon totally immersed in Earth's shadow depends mostly on whether it is dark at the time the eclipse happens, so about half the Earth would be in the right place to see the eclipse, weather permitting of course". Typically, the moon reflects the sun's light, but during an eclipse, the moon's orbit takes the light through the Earth's shadow.

On the night of the total lunar eclipse, Mars and the moon will be roughly six degrees apart in the night sky.

During the eclipse, the moon will pass through Earth's darkest shadow and take on a red sheen, with the phenomenon being described as the "blood moon".

"If you were standing on the moon in this eclipse, you would see the sun and then the earth would come in the way and blot out the sun", said Fabian. The Bible contains references to the moon turning into blood and some ultra-Orthodox Jews consider lunar eclipses ominous and a cause for moral contemplation.

As the eclipsed passed over Abu Dhabi, the Moon could be seen behind the minarets of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

He said the moon would begin to enter earth's shadow (known as the penumbra) around 5.15am and would gradually dim until about 6.25am. This eclipse will also be the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century.

The moon turns red during a total lunar eclipse, as seen from Dresden, Germany, Friday, July 27, 2018. That said, lunar myths form an integral part of Indian culture and religious customs, and enrich the entire anticipation and experience of the eclipse. In fact, this phenomenon of the moon appearing small is called micro moon. The light of all the sunsets and sunrises occurring simultaneously is reflected off the moon, making it seem red.

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