Scientists claim that Earth’s Moon may have once supported life

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There is no need to wear goggles or filters to watch a blood moon as is necessary with solar eclipses, it's completely safe to view with the naked eye.

The totality takes place when the earth's shadow covers the moon and creates complete darkness.

Going forward, however, there will not be another total lunar eclipse longer than Friday's event until 2123, weather information website said. The eclipse will be visible across wide swathes of the world, including Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South America and the Middle East. Mars will shine bright in the night sky Mars will add to the spectacle shining brightly below the blood moon as it reaches perihelic opposition - where the Red Planet and the sun are on directly opposite sides of Earth.

Unlike January's Super Blue Blood Moon, when the planetoid was circling quite near us, on the day of this eclipse, the Full Moon is at its farthest from Earth, appearing smaller in the sky, and taking on the "micro" title.

While the eclipse will begin at 10.44 pm in India (17:14 UTC), the total phase will extend from 1 am to 2.43 am (19:30 to 21:13 UTC).

Get ready for the century's longest total lunar eclipse on Friday night!

The areas of our planet from which this can be experienced were very limited, because the total lunar eclipse must be ongoing at the time of moonset and sunrise.

There is strong evidence of a large amount of water in the lunar mantle that is thought to have been deposited very early on in the Moon's formation, researchers said. The other regions that share this cosmic treat are the Middle East, parts of Russian Federation and Kazakhstan, and the eastern half of Africa, but at least part of the eclipse can be seen from nearly everywhere in the world except North America.

A total eclipse will start at 1:00 am (July 28). When this happens, the moon turns rusty orange or deep reed in color and is how it earned the nickname of a blood moon eclipse.

With the support of Vodafone Malta, the astronomers plan to transmit a YouTube live feed of the eclipse through the telescope, to make this celestial wonder accessible to all local, as well as foreign, news outlets and enable them to cover the event accordingly. While some tabloids have predicted the lunar eclipse will mean some tragic event or even the end of the world, there is not cause for concern.

It is expected to be the longest lunar eclipse witnessed in 100 years.

"If Earth partially blocks the sun, and the darkest part of its shadow falls across the moon's surface, it is called a partial eclipse".

During the total eclipse, which begins at 7:30am, the Moon will be much fainter than usual.

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