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Blood Moon Dazzles Gazers In Longest Lunar Eclipse Of 21st Century

Skywatchers around much of the world watched a complete lunar eclipse that is the longest of this century. A blood-red moon dazzled star gazers across much of the world when it moved into Earth’s shadow for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century.

It was visible on July 27 from different parts of India amid cloudy night. During this rare phenomena, the Moon turned bright red and was visible in India as well. NASA predicted the total lunar eclipse will last for close to one hour and 43 minutes, starting late at night on July 27 and continuing till the early hours of July 28.

In addition, the event was also be visible in parts of South-America, parts of Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia. All of Asia (including India), and Eastern Africa. The entire eclipse included two partial lunar eclipse.

The first part of lunar eclipse started at around 11:44 PM IST on July 27. The Moon turned red only at the highest point of the total lunar eclipse, which started around 1 AM on the night of July 28. The phenomenon lasted till around 2:43 AM IST on July 28. Unlike solar eclipse, one does not need to cover their eyes with protective filters to view the Blood Moon.

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