the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century happens this month
In July, the world is waiting to witnesses a rare astronomical event, the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century.
Here are five facts about this rare astrological phenomenon, which occurs as a result of the Earth’s occurrence between the moon and the sun, which causes the earth to cover the moon with its shadow.
The longest lunar eclipse will occur on July 27 and will last 4 hours.
2. The eclipse will be visible on vast tracts of land, such as the continents of Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and South America, as well as the Middle East.
3. The rare astronomical phenomenon will include covering the Earth’s shadow to the moon, creating complete darkness, which will last for one hour and 43 minutes.
4. All the lucky ones who will see the lunar eclipse on that day will be able to see Mars, as well as the Milky Way galaxy, which will appear on the left of the moon.
Mars will be much closer to Earth, making it larger and brighter, something the Earth has not seen in 15 years.
The phenomenon called the “imminent approach to Mars” will occur because Mars is connected to Earth and Sun, the distance between Mars and Earth is only 35.8 million miles.
5. Astronomers recommend wearing protective glasses during the solar eclipse to protect the eyes from the bright light of the sun, but during the lunar eclipse, they pointed out that the luster of the moon will be brighter than the sun.