Total lunar eclipse occurs in July 2018
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
On Friday–Saturday —depending on observer's timezone— a total lunar eclipse occurred as the Moon was in the shadow of the Earth. As normal during such an eclipse, the Moon became faint and turned completely red as bluer light was by the Earth's atmosphere. Totality of 1 hour and 43 minutes was the longest in the 21st century.
People were able to observe the eclipse from Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. A volunteer named José Jiménez uploaded a photo of the incident today from in , , Spain, featuring the Moon, , and the on the same photo.
astronaut took photos of the Moon from the and uploaded them to on the same day.
According to timeanddate.com, the timeline of the eclipse was as follows.
|Start penumbral eclipse||17:14:47|
|Start partial eclipse||18:24:27|
|Start full eclipse||19:30:15|
|End full eclipse||21:13:11|
|End partial eclipse||22:19:00|
|End penumbral eclipse||23:28:38|
Mars was also visible near the Moon; coming this week, reported, closer to Earth than at any time since 2003.
- "Why Does the Moon Turn Red?" — , August 1, 2018
- Dave Mosher. "An astronaut photographed the 'blood moon' from the International Space Station, and his pictures are haunting" — , July 31, 2018
- "27–28 July 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse" — , July 28, 2018
- "Longest Blood Moon eclipse soars over Bagram" — , July 28, 2018
- "Stargazers treated to longest lunar eclipse of the century" — , July 28, 2018