Red Moon dazzles stargazers

SHUBHANGI SAHA 28/07/2018 13:24 PM


New Delhi, Jul 28: On the eve of Guru Purnima, a blood red moon dazzled the stargazers. The lunar eclipse happened across the world. On July 27-28 the moon moved into Earth’s shadow for the longest ever lunar eclipse of the 21st century.

This eclipse was visible on July 27 from different parts of India beside having cloudy night. According to what NASA predicted, the eclipse lasted for 1 hour 43 minutes, starting late at night on July 27 and continuing till the early hours of July 28.

The first part of the eclipse started at around 11:44 p.m., the moon turned red at the highest point of the lunar eclipse which started around 1 a.m., the phenomenon lasted till 2:43 a.m.

This event was also visible in parts of South America, parts of Europe, Africa and Australia. The eclipse was visible from all of the Asia and Eastern Africa.

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