"It's called a blood moon because the light from the sun goes through the earth's atmosphere on its way to the moon, and the earth's atmosphere turns it red in the same way that when the sun goes down it goes red", Andrew Fabian, professor of astronomy at the University of Cambridge, told Reuters.
According to the Science News, Nigeria will experience total lunar eclipse, which would be is fully visible in Lagos. Unlike a solar eclipse, the lunar event can be viewed without wearing protective eye gear. The eclipse will be mainly visible in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia, as well as some parts of South America. When the sunlight travels through the atmosphere, the shorter (bluish) wavelengths scatter, leaving only the longer (reddish) wavelengths to actually make it to the lunar surface.
The eclipse will coincide with Mars' closest approach to Earth in 15 years to offer skygazers a thrilling astronomical double bill on July 28, astronomers say.
"In the middle of a lunar eclipse it can look as if a red planet has taken up residence near the Earth - they are both eerie and lovely and I'll certainly be looking out for it!" It will occur on July 27 and it going to be unique.
All right, so when is the next blood moon that we'll be able to see from America?
Qatar is one of the countries where the longest lunar eclipse will be witnessed in totality.
"This smaller and slower-moving full moon takes more time to cross the Earth's shadow than does a full moon that is closer to Earth and moving faster in orbit". Colours at the blue end of the spectrum - like violet, blue and green, get scattered by earth's atmosphere while the longer wavelength, red end of the spectrum gets directed on to the surface of the moon.
The neighboring planet will appear unusually large and bright, a mere 57.7 million kilometers from Earth on its elliptical orbit around the sun.
Due to pollution, people in some metro cities in India may not be able to view the eclipse in its full glory, but those in the countryside should get a good view of the phenomenon.
After a poor World Cup, the Egyptian global is enjoying being with his club as he built on his friendship with Daniel Sturridge. Liverpool have spent £250 million (S$447 million) since January in a bid to build a team capable of challenging for the title.
In return for soybeans, Trump agreed to halt further tariffs while negotiations were ongoing, losing key leverage. The daily reported on several interesting details that took place during the negotiations in Washington .
In the midst of a relatively weak trade market for starting pitching, the Cubs were one of the teams pursuing Blue Jays lefty J.A. He played for the Phillies from 2006 to 2015 and won a World Series , a World Series MVP and an NLCS MVP with them in 2008.
Sky has been the dominant team at the Tour since Bradley Wiggins became the first rider to win the three-week race in 2012. No, but the first attack of Roglic, I saw that Froome was in difficulty, but I didn't know if it was a bluff or not.
The government is now preparing to deport as many as 1,000 of the parents who have a final deportation order lodged against them. Other parents who were illiterate or spoke only indigenous languages said they could not understand the forms they were signing.
Sydneysiders were not disappointed with the eclipse has thousands woke early across the city to take in the spectacle. And, of course, there are areas across the world where the eclipse will not be visible at all, such as North America.
Ominously, Thomas's poor performance benefited Primoz Roglic, victor of Friday's stage, who went on to win the Swiss race overall. As Quintana settled into his stage-winning groove, a flurry of attacks from Thomas' group were unleashed, several from Roglič.
Some 300 Palestinians - majority assailants, Israel says - have also been killed in that period, according to news agencies. Attacks against Israelis in the West Bank are supported by many Palestinians as pushing back against settlement growth.
Roseanne Barr talks with Fox News talk show host Sean Hannity while being interviewed during a taping of his show Thursday in NY . Barr said it upset her to think how the accusations affected minority members of her family.
Manchester United vs. Liverpool - Football Match Report
A first Liverpool goal since November 2017 is not a bad way to remind Klopp he deserves to stay at Anfield this season. We played reasonably well with a lot of kids at the end, but when we run out of gasoline, it is goodbye.
Twitter shares plunge on news of drop in users
The company has said most of the blocked accounts were revoked within the first 30 days, and thus not part of the user base count. That overshadowed strong monthly user growth of three per cent for the second quarter over the same period of the previous year.
New Zealand claims Australia copied flag
New Zealand's acting prime minister has accused Australia of copying his country's flag. The failed referendum cost New Zealand $US17 million, The Washington Post reported .