ECLIPSES are some of the most exciting scientific phenomena to clap eyes on. If you're keen to catch a glimpse of this month's partial solar eclipse, here's everything you need to know. When is the partial solar eclipse? The eclipse is set to take place on the morning of Saturday, August 11. The so-called New Moon will partially pass in front of the Sun, covering as much as 65 percent of it in certain parts of the world. This is the third eclipse of the summer. There was another partial solar eclipse on Friday, July 13, and a total lunar eclipse on the night of Friday, July 27. While it will be a notable event, it won't be quite as dramatic as the total solar eclipse of August 11, 1999. You may recall how that day, the sky darkened when the Moon passed in front of the Sun. As only a chunk of the Sun will disappear this time, there will still be light. What time will it start? The eclipse is expected to start at 8.02am Universal Time and end at around 11.30am UT. For those in the UK, … [Read more...] about When is the partial solar eclipse in August, what time will it start and where can I see it in the UK?
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STARGAZERS are tonight being treated to the epic sight of a rare blood moon appearing above a fiercely bright Mars shining at its most intense for 15 years. The eerie red moon has begun rising in the Earth's shadow in the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century. Blood moon July 2018 – when is the next blood moon in the UK and how often do they occur? Photos from across the world show its colour changing and darkening from the normal creamy silver sheen to a menacing blood red. Views of the heavenly body were pictured in South Africa, China, Israel, Turkey, Egypt and beyond — and it will be visible in the UK later. The phenomenon once struck terror into our ancestors and is still seen as a sign of doom in some parts of the world today. In fact it is caused by sunlight being filtered through the Earth's atmosphere so that red colours predominate when it reaches the lunar surface. Meanwhile, in a rare cosmic alignment, Mars will add to the spectacle by … [Read more...] about Spectacular blood moon shines across the world as skygazers enjoy the longest lunar eclipse this century – and here’s how to see it in Britain tonight
PUBLISHED: 12:29 26 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:04 26 July 2018 Chris Flanagan Robin Kersey captured the 'supermoon' eclipse from his Welwyn Garden City garden in 2015. Picture: Robin Kersey. Archant A doctor at Hatfield’s University of Hertfordshire has given an expert’s guide to the ‘Blood Moon’ ahead of this Friday’s lunar eclipse. The Moon will pass through the Earth’s shadow at 8.30pm, which will darken the Moon and turn it into a reddish colour.But what actually happens? What should we look out for? Is the world going to end? Thankfully, the university’s Dr Samantha Rolfe has bestowed us with her wisdom.What is an eclipse?•A total eclipse of the Moon occurs because the orbits of the Sun, Earth and Moon align such that the Moon moves directly into the shadow of the Earth. •Unlike a solar eclipse where the Moon blocks out the disc of the Sun, we can still see the surface of the Moon during a total lunar … [Read more...] about Blood Moon 2018: Astronomy expert’s guide and top tips for Friday’s lunar eclipse
The shining bright white hue of the moon will be transformed into a bewitching deep blood red for UK observers tomorrow, July 27, during the longest total lunar eclipse seen this century. Stargazers in the British Isles will enjoy a rare celestial display as the eerie-looking red moon rises above the horizon, on a night Mars will shine brighter than it has in 15 years. The eclipse is predicted to last a record-breaking 1 hour 43 minutes. However, UK observers will be slightly late to the party, as the moon will already be in the Earth’s shadow when it appears at around 9pm. Sky watchers in much of the Eastern Hemisphere will be able to view the awe-inspiring astronomical event, however observers in North America will miss out. Mars will also appear brighter than usual, appearing just below the blood moon, while the gas giant Jupiter will also be visible to the naked eye to the south-west. The nighttime spectacle will be topped off by the presence of the International Space … [Read more...] about UK blood moon: How to view the longest total lunar eclipse so far this century tomorrow
YOU may think of the blood moon as a stunning splash of red in the sky. But a series of four in 18 months prompted some to draw different, more apocalyptic conclusions - let's have a look at what they were. What is the blood moon prophecy? The blood moon prophecy is a set of apocalyptic beliefs surrounding a tetrad, a series of four consecutive lunar eclipses. The prophecy states that a tetrad coinciding on Jewish holidays with six full moons in between and no intervening partial lunar eclipses is a sign of the beginning of the end of times. The concept was promoted by Christian ministers John Hagee and Mark Biltz. When was the first total lunar eclipse in the tetrad? The first eclipse in the tetrad took place on April 15, 2014. Subsequent "blood moon" eclipses in the tetrad are those of October 8, 2014, April 4, 2015, and September 28, 2015. Next month on July 27 the Blood Moon will peak in the night skies during the total lunar eclipse. The astronomical event marks the second total … [Read more...] about What’s the blood moon prophecy, what are the end time theories and when did the first total lunar eclipse in the tetrad happen?