Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of Century on Friday

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Talking to The Express Tribune, Abdul Rashid, director climate data processing centre, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said that the lunar eclipse will be witnessed from Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Antarctica. In comparison, this century's shortest total lunar eclipse, which occurred on April 4, 2015, lasted a mere 4 minutes and 48 seconds, with a total duration of 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Taken together, this celestial event will last about an hour and 43 minutes, but a partial Eclipse before and after totality will last an hour and six minutes.

Lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan is a phenomenon when Earth is aligned (falls in a line) directly with the Moon and the Sun, while the orbit of the Moon brings the orb into the Earth's shadow.

A Super Blue Blood Moon rises behind the Camlica Mosque on January 31, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey.

NASA said the total lunar eclipse will last almost two hours Friday night, turning the moon a reddish orange color. Dr Brown said: "The UK will be treated to a rare total lunar eclipse, also known as the "blood moon". The sunlight passes through Earth's atmosphere, which causes Earth's atmosphere to filter out most of the blue light.

As for a solar eclipse, you've got a longer wait.

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Stages and time of the lunar eclipse that will be visible in Singapore on July 28, 2018. Lunar Eclipse is also tied strongly to Astrology, and since its a complete immersion not seen before this century, astrologers have pointed out that it could have an extreme effect on people with Gemini Zodiac sign. It will take nearly two hours before the moon returns to normal.

It happens when Earth casts its shadow onto the lunar surface as it passes between the sun and moon.

This total lunar eclipse also coincides with the lunar apogee when the moon is farthest from the earth. The blood moon and Mars inversion do not require the aid of special eyewear. Only North America misses the show this time.

But don't worry, even if you don't manage to find a ideal spot, you'll still be able to get a good view of the red moon as it rises in the sky. At the moment when the French will see the full moon appear, she will be already taking reddish colors.

Fiery Mars will add to the spectacle as it appears directly below the blood moon at close to its maximum brightness.