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No, this is not a scene from your favourite ‘Twilight’ movie.
Our winter is about to become a bit more mystical. Along with the entire world, we’re waiting with baited breath for another cosmic marvel this 2018. On Saturday, July 28 (5:30 am AEST), Australians will be some of the first people to catch the ‘Blood Moon’ full lunar eclipse. Make sure to mark your calendars!
Lunar eclipse enthusiasts and space watchers must be very happy that they’re getting what’s considered a portent sign of DOOM very soon. A follow-up to the ‘Super Blue’ Blood Moon last January 31st, this eclipse will be the longest this century, expected to clock in at 6 hours and 14 minutes, with a peak ‘blood-soaked’ period of around 1 hour and 43 minutes. This feels universal-levels long compared to the year’s first eclipse of 1 hour and 16 minutes. Talk about having a very long moon-walk.
Here’s a mini science lesson: this celestial action of gravitational forces will also involve the crimson planet Mars passing by Earth at its closest in 15 years. So not only will you be able to shoot our lunar buddy in its most “embarrassing” shade, but you will also get our good neighbor as an early Christmas present. Talk about two photo opportunities for the price of one night!
So, are you willing to wake up
from underneath the woodworkat an earlier time to witness one of the greatest natural events of our time? Just so you know, the next Blood Moon eclipse won’t happen until the 2100s. Your call, stargazer!Please follow and like us: