Published: 2018-07-27 20:25
Last Updated: 2022-08-09 21:07
The largest eclipse of the of the 21st century, the bloody moon, will last for a full hour -42 minutes and 57 seconds to be exact- and can be cleatly seen in many parts of the Arab world.
This astronomical event, Blood Moon, will turn the moon into a spectacular ruddy-brown color, hence the name. The intensity of the color will vary according to location and time of the sighting.
Unlike solar eclipses, you don’t need special equipment to observe lunar ones. Lunar eclipses occur when the moon passes into Earth's shadow, and it is safe to view directly with the naked eye, telescopes and binoculars.
The eclipse will be visible to viewers in the Middle East, Africa, southern Asia and the Indian Ocean region, according to lunar scientist Noah Petro, of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The timing of the lunar eclipse means it won't be visible from North America.