Eclipse 2018 in pictures: Best photos of the Blood Moon

Blood moon to dominate night sky in longest lunar eclipse of 21st Century

Skywatchers around much of the world have begun watching a complete lunar eclipse that is the longest of this century which coincides with Mars' closest approach in 15 years.

Every year, the earth will witness at least four eclipses, as per EarthSky.org, two of which will be solar and two being lunar, so there's no real reason to fear the apocalypse.

In addition, the event will also be visible in parts of South-America, parts of Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia. To the naked eye, it looked like a tiny button thrown on a black blanket, but to astronomists using a telescope, the white dot was the moon perfectly aligned with the sun and Earth. Picture: AAPThe blood moon peaks behind the Colosseum in Rome.

As per Christian belief, the blood moon is said to signify the second arrival of Jesus Christ, as stated in Joel 2:31: "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and bad day of the Lord come".

It's called a selenelion and it's when you can see an eclipsed Moon on the western horizon and the rising Sun on the eastern horizon.

During a total lunar eclipse, Earth blocks direct sunlight from reaching the Moon.

Unlike this week's eclipse, the entirety of January's blood moon eclipse will be visible across both continents. The Bible contains references to the moon turning blood and some ultra-Orthodox Jews consider lunar eclipses ominous and a cause for moral contemplation.

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But residents of Bawku believe the moon lost its way and suddenly got caught by the sun, a situation they believe could lead to a calamity. During this time, the shadow of the earth will be between the moon and the sun.

A lunar eclipse of a full "Blood Moon" rises behind the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates July 27, 2018. However, astronomers have found that hot spots remain on the moon's surface during total eclipses.

Our constant companion will also be at the farthest point on its orbit from Earth, making its movement across the sky slower from our perspective, thus spending longer in the dark.

During a regular supermoon, the full moon appears up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual.

According to NASA scientists: "The exact colour that the moon appears depends on the amount of dust and clouds in the atmosphere". If you are signed into YouTube with your Google account, you can even set a reminder - you will be notified when stream goes live for you to watch lunar eclipse live online.

Viewers received an extra treat, with Mars competing for attention, sparkling brightly.

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