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BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Experiences Longest Eclipse TODAY

Lunar Eclipse
The Longest Lunar Eclipse in 21st Century

Nigeria is currently experiencing the longest Lunar Eclipse in the 21st  century. The Eclipse which started in Sokoto state around 8pm is till on as at the time this story is being written (10:30pm).

The BLOOD MOON is a scientific phenomenon that sees the Moon, Earth and Sun perfectly aligned.

It takes its name from the colour the Moon seems to be tinted of during the eclipse – while the Moon will be in the Earth’s umbra, the darkest part of our planet’s shadow, it will look red to our eyes.

According to experts, they will be separated by only five degrees, which equal to the width of three middle fingers held at arm’s length.

The red planet hasn’t been this close to us since August 2003.

Tonight’s eclipse will be followed by another total lunar eclipse on the night of January 21, 2019

 

Similarly, Britons are still in for a treat, which for those living in the southern part of the country will started at 8.49pm and is expected to last until 10.13pm.

Lunar Eclipse
RED MOON: The Longest Experienced Eclipse in the 21st Century of Over 2 Hours

Those living up north will experience the phenomenon with a bit of delay.

The Moon will rise at 9.02pm in Cardiff, 9.22pm in Edinburgh, and 9.27pm in Belfast.

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It will also appear to be lower in the sky the further north you are.

But those keen to get the best possible view of the eclipse should look up to the sky at 9.21pm, as it is believe to be the optimal time to witness the eclipse.

People living in the countryside will have a clearer view of the event as light pollution in the cities can cloud the skies.

And sky-gazers admiring the Moon turning red will also have the chance to see Mars, as it is currently travelling across the sky close to the Earth.

From our planet, Mars and the Moon will look incredibly close.

 

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