July 27 longest lunar eclipse in 100 years

Federico Mansilla
Julio 15, 2018

The Earth is about to have a rather unusual Friday with it not only being the 13 day of the month, it will also be a day when there will be a Super Moon as well as a partial solar eclipse, all in one day.

A solar eclipse is scheduled for Friday the 13th, but most skywatchers will be out of luck without doing a bit of traveling.

Best Eclipse will be seen from the area of Peterson Bank in the southern part of the continent, which is the largest colony of Emperor penguins.

During this week's partial eclipse, Earth will pass through the moon's wide shadow cone, sending a sliver of the sun into darkness.

It'll be visible from the south-eastern coast of Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand's Stewart Island and the northern coast of Antarctica. At the time of eclipse, no work related to the kitchen should be done; especially the food should not be cooked.

The eclipse would last for a duration of 1 hour 13 minutes.

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It is also worth noting that a partial solar Eclipse on 13 July will launch the "corridor of eclipses", which last month: July 13 - partial sun, July 27 - the moon, August 11 - sun.

The said eclipse happened around 7.18 am to 9.43 am (IST) and was visible in different regions of the world. Chanting of mantras dedicated to sun god is another practice followed by many households in the country.

Of course, make sure to take all of the proper safety viewing recommendations when checking out a solar eclipse. There are many beliefs and myths associated with this date across the world. However, in olden days the period of solar eclipse was believed to be an inauspicious event as the main energy providing source sun is not clearly visible. Kiev time the solar Eclipse will begin on July 13 at 4:48, the maximum peak will reach in 6:02.

The moon will also appear an unusual shade, a blood moon similar to the supermoon that could be seen in January, but smaller. This eclipse is just four minutes shorter as compared to longest recorded eclipse on Earth, which was witnessed on July 16, 2000, and almost lasted a little more than an hour and forty-six minutes.

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