Total Eclipse of the Moon on 27 July 2018

St Helens Star

Nights before, the effect has already begun with the moon not yet eclipsed by the Earth, but enough to colour it very noticeably.

Fearing the jaguar would come down to earth to continue its assault, people would throw spears at the moon and create noise to scare it away.

That means the Red Planet will appear at its nearest and brightest.

Such events only happened around every 17 years - and some brought us closer than others.

Mars wouldn't be at its closest to Earth until about 3.50pm on Tuesday.

The eclipse is also known as the blood or red moon because when eclipsed, the moon looks red.

Wherever you are in Italy the view of the spectacle will all depend on the weather tomorrow night, so we've had a look at the forecast.

A lunar eclipse or chandra grahan occurs when the Earth while orbiting the Sun comes between the Sun and the Moon, stealing the Moon's shine by blocking the sunlight that is reflected by the natural satellite.

St Helens Star

Where is the best place to see it? In India, lunar eclipse timings will be 10:44 pm tonight and it will end at 4:58 am on July 28.

It coincides not only with Mars's close approach, but with what he described as a "procession of planets" - a line-up of our celestial neighbours that will give skywatchers a particularly good view of Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. "If you were on the Moon, you would see a total solar eclipse as the Earth would be blocking the Sun". Since the moon will be at its farthest point from earth, it will take more time to pass through earth's shadow. In Dunedin the interval is reduced to four minutes; in Christchurch, three minutes.

While other colours in the spectrum are blocked and scattered by the Earth's atmosphere, red light tends to make it through easier.

The only light on the lunar surface has been refracted by Earth's atmosphere.

Nigeria will on Friday night experience a spectacular total lunar eclipse, which will last for one hour, a professor, Augustine Ubachukwu, has said.

"It's a co-incidence, basically", astronomer Dr Grant Christie said. The Earth orbits, or goes around, the sun.

Added to that were the unusual cameos of Mercury and Venus - planets that were more typically perched either just to the east or west of the Sun. As an extra gift, Mars will also be at its brightest, accounting for two red lights in the sky.

North America, much of the Pacific Ocean and most of the Arctic won't see a thing - but live streams and photos from around the world will share the splendor.

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