There Will Be A Partial Lunar Eclipse And Red Moon Tonight


red moon

You know what they say: red sky at night – shepherd’s delight, the red moon at night – probably worth popping out in the garden and having a little gander.

Tonight is one such night, with the Royal Astronomical Society claiming that up to 60 percent of the moon’s surface will appear red or dark grey at the height of tonight’s partial lunar eclipse, which should be at around 10.30pm.

What makes this particular red moon extra special is that it will be taking place exactly 50 years on from when the US launched their moon landing mission Apollo 11 from Florida on 16 July 1969.

READ MORE  #TelcosGhana still charging 9% CST on recharge despite Minister’s directive.

The voyage, of course, ended four days later when astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to step foot on the moon… Or did he?

Yes. Yes, he did.

A launch to remember: Tune in tomorrow starting at 9:15am ET to hear from Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins as we count down to the exact moment when three humans lifted off from @NASAKennedy‘s Launch Pad 39A on a journey to walk on the Moon: https://t.co/mzKW5uV4hS #Apollo50th pic.twitter.com/FDa7zP5Jxd

 CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR TELEGRAM CHANNEL 

READ MORE  Kwesi Nyantakyi Would possibly Go Scot Free – Captain Smart Predicts

— NASA (@NASA) July 15, 2019

But back to tonight, we are of course hoping for clear skies if we’re going to get the best of it. From the UK, the eclipse should kick off between 9pm and 10pm.

Dr Morgan Hollis, from the Royal Astronomical Society, advises finding a ‘low unobstructed horizon’ without tall buildings and trees to get the best view – which sounds pretty obvious to be fair.

According to the BBC, He said: “Unlike a solar eclipse it’s entirely safe to watch a lunar eclipse with the naked eye, so this one is fine.

“You don’t need any special equipment and it should be fairly warm as well, given temperatures recently. It should be good if the weather is clear and the conditions are clear.”

READ MORE  10African entrepreneurs to compete $1million in Jack Ma's Netpreneur Prize

Lunar eclipses take place when the Earth crosses the path between the Sun and Moon, casting a shadow on the lunar surface.

In January we were treated to a rare and bad ass-sounding ‘super wolf blood moon’, which only occurs 28 times in a century. However, while most of us viewed it as a naturally occurring phenomenon, others interpreted it as a prophetic warning that the end of the world was nigh.


Like it? Share with your friends!

What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
0
hate
confused confused
0
confused
fail fail
0
fail
fun fun
0
fun
geeky geeky
0
geeky
love love
0
love
lol lol
0
lol
omg omg
0
omg
win win
0
win
Jack Asare

I love myself soo much. And I thank God for that!!! You can always reach to me on admin@thebigtrendin.com or editor@thebigtrendin.com

Comments Below

comments

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format