Total lunar eclipse around the world

Muriel Hammond
August 1, 2018

It will be visible from Europe, Africa and the Middle East between sunset and midnight on July 27 and visible from Asia and Australia between midnight and sunrise on July 28.

Friday night's blood moon will be the longest-lasting so far this century.

In a lunar eclipse, the Earth stands between its natural satellite and the Sun. Picture: AAPThe red colored moon can be seen next to Berlin TV Tower in Berlin.

But the eclipse won't be visible to those in North America.

The total Lunar Eclipse began in Australia and Indonesia, and it moved across the globe. Mars is also at its closest approach to Earth this week since 2003, making it appear bigger and brighter.

#08:50 PM: How Lunar Eclipse 2018 affects your stars: In a special show 'Sabse Bada Chandra Grahan' by News Nation, watch how Lunar Eclipse 2018 will bring changes in your life. For four hours, it will be partly in the Earth's shadow. In India, the lunar eclipse is said to be clearly visible but since its monsoon season, some of you may not be that lucky because of cloudy weather. It won't be visible in the US, but can be seen in parts of Africa, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Australia and Asia - depending on the weather. The best visibility will be in Africa and Asia.

When will the Total Lunar Eclsipe Start?

A lunar eclipse is when the sunlight's path to the moon is blocked by the Earth, with the moon falling in the Earth's shadow. "In the US, the lunar eclipse will start around 1:14 p.m. ET, and the maximum period of totality will start around 4:21 p.m. ET, making it too light outside for the blood moon to be visible", Noah Petro, a scientist for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, told ABC News.

In Germany, sky gazers will have a chance to see the Friday's "blood moon" at approximately 22:22 hours local time (20:22 UTC) and clear skies are expected for much of the country, except eastern and southeastern Germany.

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