Spectators around the world marvel at rare "blood moon" eclipse

A boat sails in the Bosporus Strait separating Europe and Asia as a super blue blood moon rises over Istanbul Wednesday Jan. 31 2018. It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse or blood moon

The rare celestial event said to be the longest in the 21st century, will see the moon pass through Earth's darkest shadow and take on a red sheen.

The total eclipse lasted one hour and 43 minutes, with the entire event lasting closer to four hours.

The total lunar eclipse can be witnessed in Asian countries, South America, Australia, Africa and Europe. From this time, the moon will appear to change shape.

During totality the moon will be completely in the Earth's shadow. The moon passed in front of the sun, casting a 70-mile-wide shadow.

The long duration of totality is also caused by the fact that the Earth is farthest from the Sun around the time of the eclipse.

The eclipse will not be visible to residents of the United States as by the time the moon rises at night in the USA, it will have already completed its journey through Earth's shadow, or Umbra.

It happens because, when the sunlight enters Earth's atmosphere which is blocking, the light gets refracted in such a way that the green to violet wavelengths on the visible spectrum scatter more strongly than the red, thus giving the moon a reddish cast.

Yes, it's a total lunar eclipse, so the moon will be entirely in the Earth's shadow.

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The total eclipse will last up to 2h 43m IST on 28 July. The next lunar eclipse of such a length is due in 2123.

During this total eclipse, the Moon - earth's natural satellite - will turn striking shade of red.

Sadly, if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you'll miss the lunar eclipse because it will take place during our daylight hours. GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images A full moon rises behind the ancient temple of Poseidon in cape Sounio, about 65 kilometers south of Athens, Friday, July 27, 2018.

On the night of July 27, the total lunar eclipse will coincide with another relatively rare celestial phenomenon known as the Mars opposition. You don't need a telescope to watch a total lunar eclipse, at least NASA believes that.

The lunar eclipse over Warsaw, Poland.

You can still catch the eclipse live despite being on the other side of the world, though! Some light, though, still reaches it because it is bent by the earth's atmosphere.

The planet is expected to be visible as a bright red star.

The full eclipse will begin at approximately 9:13 p.m. UTC, which is just 5:13 p.m. EST, making it impossible to see from anywhere in the United States, Canada, Central America, or Greenland.

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