Today’s Lunar Eclipse is the longest complete lunar eclipse with in past 11 years. According to some astronomers the moon will get blood red during the early morning hours. The longest lunar eclipse occurred last time was in July 2000 and after 11 years today is the day we can watch another longest complete lunar eclipse which will last for around 100 minutes.

The Sky Watchers Association of North Bengal (SWAN) in India will be doing a live web cast of the event which starts at 20:12:36 UT, which is 15:12:36 EST. So people in US can watch the eclipse  in the mid-afternoon.

According to a astronomy center in Victoria, Australia  the event will begin at 3.23am where the moon will begin to be engulfed by the weaker shadow of the Earth, known as the ‘penumbra’. But the real show should start at 4.23am when the ‘umbra’ – the deeper part of the Earth’s shadow – begins to slowly cross and cover the moon.

Mid-eclipse is set to be reached at 6.12am and will remain as a full red moon until 7.03am, or about half an hour before sunrise.

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