Blood Moon and the great opposition of Mars in late July
The longest lunar eclipse of the XXI century will be visible in the night from 27 to 28 July. In addition, throughout the night in the sky will shine brightly Mars.
22:30 July 27 Moon fully enters the Earth's shadow and painted in crimson. Full eclipse phase lasts 103 minutes, but individual eclipse can be observed approximately from 21:30 to 01:30 MSK.
When the sun's rays enter the atmosphere of the planet, the blue range of the visible solar radiation is scattered, and the red passes through and penetrates the Earth's shadow cone.
As a result, the Earth's shadow is painted in red color, and it got in The moon becomes crimson.
In addition, throughout the night in the sky will shine brightly Mars. This is another unusual cosmic event - the great opposition of Mars, which occurs every 15 years. The red planet will be at a minimum distance from the Earth, and came close to the Moon.
Follow these two unique events are best away from the big cities, as smog and smoke can completely hide the moon during the total phase of the eclipse, and even a bright red Mars will not be visible.