When it comes to celestial events, it doesn’t get any cooler than this. The upcoming Blood Moon 2018 — the longest lunar eclipse in a century — will be seen over the UAE skies in July. Thanks to the Sharjah Centre for Space and Astronomy, we’ve got all the must-know details…
Blood Moon 2018: Important timings you should know…
Lunar lovers, you’ll want to mark your calendars for July 27 — from 9:14pm to 2:19am (UAE local time) — when the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century begins.
The eclipse will reach totality for 1 hour and 43 minutes, when the moon passes through Earth’s shadow and takes on a stunning reddish color — with peak eclipse time clocking in at 12:21am. Whether you’re a science geek or not, we think it’s most definitely something worth staying up for.
Want to watch it live online? The Virtual Telescope Project will start a livestream at 10:30pm (UAE local time). And if you’ve still got your eyes on the sky, Mars could use some love as well:
Over the next six weeks, Mars will be closer to earth than it has been in 15 years! Take a look at the night sky through July and enjoy a great view of the 35.8Million miles away "close-up." https://t.co/sEnMNULHIX
— Mars One (@MarsOneProject) June 18, 2018
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