The moon will turn a stunning blood red this Friday for the longest total lunar eclipse this century lasting nearly two hours.
Total lunar eclipses turn the moon red when the Earth passes between the Sun and the moon and casts a shadow on it.
When the white light from the Sun hits the Earth’s atmosphere the blue colours in the white are scattered, meaning only the red colours will hit the moon giving it an eerie tint.
The lunar event will last for 103 minutes — four minutes short of the longest possible duration an eclipse could last.
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Source: Daily Mail