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Total lunar eclipse bedazzles skywatchers

Thousands of skywatchers across Europe, Africa and the Americas battled sub-freezing temperatures to catch a glimpse of an unusual set of circumstances resulting in a lunar extravaganza known as a super blood wolf moon. The full Moon appears bigger than normal because it is closer to the Earth — about 222,000 miles (358,000 kilometers) away — which earns it the nickname "super Moon." Other monikers include a "Wolf Moon," a traditional way of coining an eclipse in the month of January, and a "Blood Moon" because of its…

WATCH: World looks to the skies as ‘blood moon’ eclipse begins

The longest "blood moon" eclipse this century began on Friday, coinciding with Mars' closest approach in 15 years to treat skygazers across the globe to a thrilling celestial spectacle. Unlike with a solar eclipse, viewers will need no protective eye gear to observe the rare display. "All you have to do is... go outside!", the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) in London said, adding that binoculars will be useful to observe the phenomenon. For about half the world, the moon will be partly or fully in Earth's shadow…

Longest lunar eclipse: Red planet and ‘blood moon’ pair up to dazzle skygazers

The day skygazers were waiting for is finally here!  Mars is about to make its closest approach to Earth in decade and a half—just as the full moon blushes red in the longest “blood moon” eclipse of the century. The eclipse will occur on the night of July 27 (today) into the early hours of July 28. According to EarthSky, it will be the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century. “The total phase of the eclipse – called the totality – spans 1 hour 42 minutes and 57 seconds,” said EarthSky’s Bruce McClure. Viewers…

The longest lunar eclipse of the century will occur this week

Sky gazers should now gear up for the moment that might take a long to occur next –yes, the longest lunar eclipse of the century is about to happen later this week. The eclipse will occur on the night of July 27 into the early hours of July 28. According to EarthSky, it's the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century. "The total phase of the eclipse – called the totality – spans 1 hour 42 minutes and 57 seconds," said EarthSky's Bruce McClure. The best views will be in Africa and Asia, but folks in Europe, South…

Second lunar eclipse of year to be viewed in Pakistan Tonight

KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has said that the second lunar eclipse of this year will be visible between August 7 and 8. According to PMD, the lunar eclipse will take place between 8:50pm today (Monday) and 1:51am tomorrow (Tuesday) of Pakistan time. The partial eclipse will begin at 10:23pm and end at 12:18pm. Residents of Asian countries including Pakistan apart of Europe, Antarctica, Africa, and Australia will be able to see the eclipse. The first lunar eclipse of the current year…

Pakistan witnesses first penumbral lunar eclipse of 2017

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan witnessed the first penumbral lunar eclipse of the year in the wee hours of Saturday.  The partial lunar eclipse started at 03.43 AM local time. It peaked at 5:44 AM and continued till 07.53 AM. According to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the lunar eclipse will be seen in Europe, Africa, western Asia and South America. The penumbral eclipse will also be visible in the evening from the Caribbean and eastern South America. In Europe and Africa, it happens in the middle of the…