This event is not to be confused with a total solar eclipse like the one that was visible across a swath of the continental USA last summer.
According to the Science News, Nigeria will experience total lunar eclipse, which would be is fully visible in Lagos. However, their appearances are very different.
As it lines up with the Earth and sun, the rising full moon will darken and change from silver to rusty or awful blood red. The lunar eclipses are safe to view directly with the naked eye as you will not be seeing the Sun, but its light reflected from the Moon.
It's called a selenelion and it's when you can see an eclipsed Moon on the western horizon and the rising Sun on the eastern horizon. The researchers didn't directly address the moon's temperature swings again, but perhaps an atmosphere would have resolved that issue as well.
Another factor that will play a role in the eclipse's duration is the path that the moon will taking through the Earth's shadow. During this event, it's not risky to look up at the moon.
For people in the United Kingdom, the "blood moon" will rise in the south-eastern sky already immersed completely in the Earth's shadow. Sunlight diffusing through the Earth's atmosphere bathes the Moon in a tiresome glow that reduces it to about one ten-thousandth the normal brightness of the full Moon.
A blood moon is essentially another word for a total lunar eclipse.
By volume, about 80% of Earth's atmosphere is made of nitrogen gas, or N2, and most of the rest is oxygen gas, or O2.
It depends partly on "how cloudy or transparent those parts of the Earth's atmosphere are which enable sunlight to reach the moon", he told AFP. While some tabloids have predicted the lunar eclipse will mean some tragic event or even the end of the world, there is not cause for concern.
Due to dust in the atmosphere from recent volcanic eruptions, the red color should be deeper than usual. The other regions that share this cosmic treat are the Middle East, parts of Russian Federation and Kazakhstan, and the eastern half of Africa, but at least part of the eclipse can be seen from nearly everywhere in the world except North America. While, a section of scientists have also indicated the possibility of high tides and sea erosion along Kerala coast.
Only the people in North America Eclipse will not be able to see it. People there can watch on one of several live webcasts.
Unlike a solar eclipse, both the eclipsed moon and Mars can be viewed safely without eye protection. The moon will be totally eclipsed by the Earth for one hour and 43 minutes. An eclipse does not occur on every full moon because the moon's plane is tilted at an angle to that of the earth's. It's a little bit not up to the theoretical limit of the lunar Eclipse (one hour and 47 minutes).