Its Mars over the Sky – No its just a Lunar eclipse
Tonight (June 15) load shedding will be a blessing because at 11:23 pm PST till 3.02 am PST longest lunar eclipse will occur in 11 years. This eclipses is expected to last for 100 minutes, with peak at 12:22 am PST
It is being described as one of the darkest lunar eclipse. Tonight’s lunar eclipse will be seen across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Australia. The next such eclipse will only take place in 2141
The lunar eclipse will not give off any harmful radiations, it means that they will be able to view the phenomenon without reserve, unlike a solar eclipse. So enjoy it.
Difference between solar eclipse and lunar eclipse
Solar eclipse can only be viewed in a comparatively small region, a lunar eclipse is visible to anyone living on the night side of the earth.
A total lunar eclipse occurs when the earth passes between the moon and the sun forming more-or-less a straight line. Viewers will then watch the moon beginning to take a reddish hue and eventually turning deep red, before it will return to its normal silver white shade.
Types of Lunar eclipse
The umbral and the penumbral are two types of lunar eclipse, depending on the shadows of the earth — the umbra and the penumbra.
- A partial lunar eclipse occurs when a portion of the moon passes through the Earth’s umbral shadow. This is easy to see and can be viewed by the naked eye without any danger of damage to the eye whatsoever.
- A total lunar eclipse occurs when the whole moon disappears as it passes through the Earth’s umbral shadow. This is when the moon emits very different vibrant colors which are breathtakingly beautiful.