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Century’s longest lunar eclipse Tomorrow

The full moon will turn blood red on July 27 as the longest total lunar eclipse of the century takes place in the skies.

The full moon on the night of July 27-28, 2018, presents the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century (2001 to 2100).

Friday’s total lunar eclipse will be longest blood moon visible this century, until 2123.

The total phase of the eclipse–called the totality – spans 1 hour 42 minutes and 57 seconds. That’s in contrast to the shortest total lunar eclipse of this century, which occurred on April 4, 2015 and lasted 4 minutes and 48 seconds. And it’s in contrast to 2018’s other total lunar eclipse – on January 31, 2018 – whose totality lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes.

Bangladeshi people can also see the eclipse like other country men. The Meteorological Department says, the lunar eclipse can seen Bangladesh (Dhaka) time 11:13:06 pm to 05:30:24 am.

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This animation shows how the moon will pass through the Earth’s shadow during the total lunar eclipse on July 27.

A partial eclipse precedes and follows the total phase of the eclipse, each time lasting 1 hour and 6 minutes. So, from start to finish– on July 27-28, 2018 – the moon spends nearly 4 hours (3 hours and 55 minutes) crossing the Earth’s dark umbral shadow. Wow! That’s a long eclipse.

July 27, 2018, brings the longest total eclipse of the moon of the 21st century. It happens when the most distant and smallest full moon of the year passes through the center of the Earth’s shadow, which is at its widest in July. And it happens on a night when the moon is near Mars, which also comes to opposition on July 27. What a night!

There will also be a partial lunar eclipse on July 16, 2019, the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, the mission that sent the first humans to the moon.


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