Total Lunar Eclipse, Chandra Grahan 27 July 2018

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Australians looking to the sky early this morning have seen the Moon turn red amid this century's longest lunar eclipse. However, this eclipse will last for a very long time: one hour and 43 minutes.

Totality, the period of time that the moon is fully in Earth's shadow, will last for approximately 103 minutes (1 hour, 42 minutes), with partial phases occurring before and after.

Check this page closer to 3 p.m. Friday for a look at how the world is viewing the lunar eclipse.

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People gathered at 8am on Saturday to watch a rare celestial event known as a selenelion - where an eclipsed moon and the sun can be seen in the sky at the same moment. Watch CBSN's live stream of the coverage of the eclipse from Johannesburg and around the world in the player above. Therefore, NASA, the Weather Channel,, Slooh, and others will broadcast live online footage of the astronomical event.

As the eclipsed passed over Abu Dhabi, the Moon could be seen behind the minarets of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Although the lunar eclipse will be visible in all major land areas except North and Central America, the totality will be visible in India, the Middle East, parts of central Asia and eastern and southern Africa. It happens because, when the sunlight enters Earth's atmosphere which is blocking, the light gets refracted in such a way that the green to violet wavelengths on the visible spectrum scatter more strongly than the red, thus giving the moon a reddish cast. The total eclipse is scheduled to end at 5.13 a.m.

The moon appears deep red over the Irian Jaya Liberation Statue in Jakarta as it moves through Earth's umbra, or the dark, center portion of the planet's shadow. Furthermore, the Moon will be at apogee - farthest from the Earth in its orbit, on July 27 and will be moving at a slower speed in its orbit.

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Millions of Americans watched the first solar eclipse visible from the USA since 1979 last August. The next lunar eclipse will take place in January of next year and will last 1 hour and 2 minutes.

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