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There Will Be a ‘Blood Moon’ Lunar Eclipse Over Dubai this Month

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:

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