The second total lunar eclipse of 2018 will be visible in large parts of Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America. Totality will last for 103 minutes, making it the longest eclipse of the 21st century.

Micro Blood Moon Eclipse

Total lunar eclipses are also sometimes called Blood Moons because of the reddish-orange glow the Moon takes on during the eclipse.

On the day of the eclipse, the Full Moon is also at its farthest from the Earth, so it looks a little smaller in the sky, making this a Blood Micro Moon eclipse.

Look Up for Mars

Mars is very close to the eclipsed Moon on July 27/28 and is easy to see with naked eyes, weather permitting.

When the Eclipse Happens Worldwide — Timeline

Lunar eclipses can be visible from everywhere on the night side of the Earth, if the sky is clear. From some places, the entire eclipse will be visible, while in other areas the Moon will rise or set during the eclipse.

Event UTC Time Time in Accra* Visible in Accra
Penumbral Eclipse begins 27 Jul, 17:14:47 27 Jul, 17:14:47 No, below the horizon
Partial Eclipse begins 27 Jul, 18:24:27 27 Jul, 18:24:27 Yes
Full Eclipse begins 27 Jul, 19:30:15 27 Jul, 19:30:15 Yes
Maximum Eclipse 27 Jul, 20:21:44 27 Jul, 20:21:44 Yes
Full Eclipse ends 27 Jul, 21:13:11 27 Jul, 21:13:11 Yes
Partial Eclipse ends 27 Jul, 22:19:00 27 Jul, 22:19:00 Yes
Penumbral Eclipse ends 27 Jul, 23:28:38 27 Jul, 23:28:38 Yes

* The Moon is below the horizon in Accra some of the time, so that part of the eclipse is not visible.

Begins: Fri, 27 Jul 2018, 18:11 (6:11pm)

Maximum: Fri, 27 Jul 2018, 20:21 (8:21 pm) 1.61 Magnitude

Ends: Fri, 27 Jul 2018, 23:28 (11:28pm)

Duration: 5 hours, 17 minutes

The times displayed are accurate within 2-3 seconds.

The magnitude of the eclipse is 1.609. The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 2.679. The total duration of the eclipse is 6 hours, 14 minutes. The total duration of the partial phases is 2 hours, 12 minutes. The duration of the full eclipse is 1 hour, 43 minutes.

An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!

A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse. Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.

All eclipses 1900 — 2199

This is the second eclipse this season.

First eclipse this season: 13 July 2018 — Partial Solar Eclipse

Third eclipse this season: 11 August 2018 — Partial Solar Eclipse



Source: Time and Date Portal