Heard about the century’s longest lunar eclipse? Well, it’s going to occur on 27th July when the moon will sit directly behind the earth, within the earth's shadow. The first phase of the eclipse will begin from 11.43 pm IST on 27th July. From 1 am on 28th July until 2.43 am (duration of one hour and 43 minutes), the moon will take on a deep reddish hue; that’s why it is called the 'Blood Moon’!
Places where this lunar eclipse will be visible
Across the globe
This rare celestial phenomenon will be visible in most parts of Asia, South America, Europe, Africa, Antarctica and Australia.
Take a look at some of the places where this lunar eclipse will be visible in India. However, cloudy skies may block the view of the moon.
Popular attractions of Delhi include the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, India Gate, Lotus Temple, Akshardham, Jantar Mantar, Chandni Chowk, Humayun's Tomb and the Garden of Five Senses.
Popular attractions of Pune include Shaniwar Wada, Sinhagad Hill Fortress, Aga Khan Palace, Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, Pataleshwar Cave Temple and Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum.
Popular attractions of Bengaluru include Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Bannerghatta National Park, Cubbon Park, Bangalore Palace, Dodda Basavana Gudi Temple, Fun World Amusement Park and the Government Museum.
Popular attractions of Mumbai include Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Haji Ali Dargah, Essel World, Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple, Girgaon Chowpatty, Bandra–Worli Sea Link, Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, Powai Lake, Mahalaxmi Temple and Juhu Beach.
So, all you skygazers - time to use your telescope to get the glimpse of this spectacular phenomena.
Author : Vijaylaxmi Thakur