'However instead of turning black as you might expect, the atmosphere of the Earth bends the light of the sun onto the moon causing it to turn a deep red colour'.
At its longest point, the eclipse will last for 1 hour and 43 minutes. For viewers across India, the eclipse, both partial and total, will be visible in its entirety from all parts of the country.
The next total lunar eclipse will take place on 19 January, 2019.
Parts of Africa, Asia, Europe, and Oceania are lucky enough to view the spectacle, with North and South America out of view. Now, all you have to do is pray for a clear sky to catch a glimpse of the Moon tonight!
The fact our planet was closer than Mars, meant Earth sped along its orbit faster, taking two trips around the Sun in the same time it took for Mars to make just a single circuit. It only reflects the light it gets from the Sun. Once in a while, Earth lines up directly between the sun and the moon.
During an eclipse, light passes through the earth's atmosphere.
A lunar eclipse is a natural event, it does not bring a misfortune or fortune to an individual or group of people. More of these shorter wavelengths reach the moon and are reflected back to earth, giving the appearance of a blood red moon.
"Hence the appellation of "Blood Moon". In Portugal, the moon will rise at round 8.45pm tomorrow evening, followed shortly afterwards by the sunset. As a outcome, it will also appear to be the biggest and brightest in the last 15 years. "This red tint comes from a filtering effect of the Earth's atmosphere.so the intensity of the coloring will depend on the state of the atmosphere". A lunar eclipse can last for a few hours.
Skygazers should watch out for the astronomical event because, scientists highlight that the next opposition of Mars and Sun will occur on 6 October 2020, but then the Red Planet will be farther away than it is now.
If you don't want to tune in for the whole show, I suggest watching just before 3:30. The moon must be full for an eclipse to happen and at the right angle for this to occur.
Pick a geographic location and search for all eclipses visible from that spot over several thousand years.
While lunar eclipses are treated with curiosity and wonder today, it wasn't always so. India will not be able to witness that eclipse.
What other events coincide with Total Lunar Eclipse? Astrophysicist Ramesh Chender Kapoor, who was with Indian Institute of Astrophysics, opined that the lunar eclipse is not all harmful.