Total lunar eclipse will turn the moon blood red later this month – WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century will turn the moon blood red in the night sky later this month.

The July 27 eclipse will be visible for 1 hour and 43 minutes when the moon is fully engulfed in Earth’s shadow — a period known as totality. This celestial show will not be visible from North America, but skywatchers in parts of South America, eastern Africa, the Middle East and central Asia will be in for an impressive event.

“This is a really cool eclipse,” said Noah Petro, a planetary geologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, adding that the event will be extra special because, “[t]his is going to be the longest eclipse of this century.”

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