Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century Coming This Weekend

Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century Coming This Weekend


Jakarta — Indonesians will get a chance to witness a blood moon on Saturday (28/07) during the longest lunar eclipse of the century, the National Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said in a statement. In Indonesia the celestial event will start at 12:13 a.m. on Saturday, with the total lunar eclipse expected to occur at 3:22 a.m. During this time, the moon will take a reddish color as it passes through Earth’s shadow. This will be visible to people in most parts of the world. The BMKG has said it has organized several observations across the country and stream event on its official website. “The full lunar eclipse on July 28 will last 103 minutes and it will be the longest in a more than a hundred years,” the statement said. An even longer eclipse, lasting 106 minutes will occur on June 9, 2123. However, the BMKG said it will not be visible in Indonesia. In January, a “super blood moon” – a rare combination of a blue moon, super moon and lunar eclipse – was also visible from Indonesia, albeit only for 77 minutes.

Source: jakartaglobe:id