How to Watch Today's Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse

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The eclipse is set to occur during North America's daytime, but will be visible in Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, and the Middle East.

The "totality" period, where light from the Moon was totally obscured, lasted for one hour, 43 minutes, but the partial eclipse before and after the total phase meant the moon spent almost four hours crossing the Earth's shadow.

Bad news, though, for skygazers in Canada, the USA and Greenland - we won't be able to see a thing.

The Weather Channel will be live streaming the lunar eclipse on its smartphone app beginning at 4 p.m. Stay with us to witness the rare phenomenon of the 21st century as we show the LIVE streaming of Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse 2018. For viewers in India, the eclipse, both partial and the total, will be visible in its entirety from all parts of the country.

EarthSky.org has a map showing more exact locations, and TimeandDate.com has timings based on your location. Totality will continue for 1 hour and 43 minutes, with the Moon taking on a deep red-orange color during that time.

The first part of lunar eclipse is expected to start at around 11:44 PM IST on July 27.

The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century will take place this week, on Thursday, June 26 into Friday, June 27. That's because some of the sunlight going through Earth's atmosphere is bent around the edge of our planet and falls onto the moon's surface.

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On the same day as the eclipse, the planet Mars will be at its brightest as it travels close to Earth.

The moon being eclipsed by the earth's shadow just before it disappeared behind clouds.

"In ten years, in 2028, there will be a total solar eclipse which will pass over Sydney".

"If you were standing on the moon in this eclipse, you would see the sun and then the earth would come in the way and blot out the sun", said Fabian.

The next such lunar eclipse won't be until 2123.

The next total lunar eclipse will occur on January 19 2019.

The total eclipse will last up to 2h 43m IST on 28 July.

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