The next total lunar eclipse will be on June 26, 2029 which will be for a total of one hour and 42 minutes. "The eclipse will be visible from India and most partsof the world except for the extreme north and the U.S. and Canada". This will result in Mars coming close to the Earth, causing it to appear brighter than normal and it will be seen from evening to dawn towards the end of July.
There's going to be quite a show going on in Space on Friday night as a total lunar eclipse and Mars get together in the night sky. That's about the middle of the afternoon here in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. He encouraged people to view the eclipse that will last approximately 103 minutes.
People in Pakistan will be able to gaze at the longest "blood moon" eclipse of the 21 century starting from 8:14pm Friday until 4am Saturday.
Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between Moon and Sun.
Even if you can't see Friday night's eclipse in real life, you can watch it on your computer.
And there's one more twist: The absolutely closest distance this time around won't come at the precise time of opposition on Friday, when the sun, Earth and Mars are in a ideal line. The partial eclipse starts in India at 11:44pm IST, while the total eclipse begins at 1am IST.
In mainland France, the eclipse will be visible from 10 pm - 10.30 pm and it is expected to last until almost 12.30 am. This occurs at the same time that it will reach one of its closest points to the Earth, about 35.9 million miles away. As a result, expect to see the lunar disk go from a dark gray color when the eclipse starts to a reddish-orange color during totality. At 12:51 a.m. PT on July 31, the distance between Earth and Mars will narrow down to 35,785,537 miles, and then widen again.
According to NASA scientists: "The exact colour that the moon appears depends on the amount of dust and clouds in the atmosphere".
The lunar event will be seen across Ireland and the United Kingdom and other parts of the Eastern hemisphere.
While other colors in the spectrum are blocked and scattered by the Earth's atmosphere, red light tends to make it through easier.
Why will moon appear red during Total Lunar Eclipse? It will be on the intervening night of July 27 and 28 with a duration of 1 hour and 43 minutes, making it the longest one.
NASA has given all the details of past and the future lunar eclipses with eclipse diagrams and visibility maps.
The Virtual Telescope Project will share a live stream of the lunar eclipse and Mars at its brightest just a few degrees apart above the skyline of Rome. But it won't be visible in Baltimore, or anywhere in North America.
"Enthusiasts can witness the phenomenon with the naked eye and without any filter", Bharat Kumar of the Breakthrough Science Society (BSS) in Bengaluru said.