Blood Moon 2018: How to watch longest lunar eclipse

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It'll last for more than an hour seen from the UK.

Okay, but even if the end were nigh, the eclipse aspect of this event will only be seen from the eastern hemisphere; I'm not really sure how omens work, but seems like we're safe this time. That's because some of the sunlight going through Earth's atmosphere is bent around the edge of our planet and falls onto the moon's surface.

January 31 saw the last blood moon to appear in the skies, during the rare Super Blue Blood Moon.

Astronomers expect the total eclipse to last for a full 1 hour and 43 minutes, with the partial eclipse - which occurs before and after the total eclipse phase - lasting for 3 hours and 55 minutes.

According to Nasa, the Moon will be in full eclipse - or totality - for 103 minutes. But if you're not awake, don't worry: You can still check it out after the sun sets around 8:05 p.m. ET.

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Now, the theory has picked up the pace again with conspiracy theorists saying that the Blood Moon will wipe out things from Earth. But the Moon will enter totality not long before setting in this country, on the morning of July 28. Just as so many other things in this life, it's possible that this headline will be accurate: "Blood moon "to bring end of the world" as stargazers enjoy longest lunar eclipse this century".

A blood moon will grace the United Kingdom skies next month. The initial phase of the eclipse will be visible in New Zealand before its final stage is seen in parts of South America. The moon will be partially eclipsed for roughly an hour before and after the main event. "This time, the moon is passing closer to the center of that cone, and it's therefore a little bit longer than the eclipse we had back in January".

July's full moon will happen at the same time as the moon's apogee - which is when the moon hits its furthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit, according to EarthSky.

"Also that week, Mars is at the closest it's been since 2003, so Mars will be really bright in the sky".

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