A ‘Blood Moon’ Is About To Happen And It’s A Pretty Big Deal

By Jessica Best
2nd Jul 2018

Guys, it’s time to up your Insta game. ICYMI, the longest total lunar eclipse of the century is about to hit our winter, night sky so things are about to get cooked in the celestials.

And what’s so special about this fancy, schmancy phase of the moon? Well firstly, all you Aussie legends will actually be able to catch the full lunar eclipse on Saturday 28 July albeit at around 5:30 am (AEST). So yes, this is a not-so-subtle hint to check what time this eclipse is hitting your timezone wherever you are in the world.

 Secondly, if ‘blood moon’ hasn’t already implied it, should you be as committed as us and actually wake up at such an ungodly hour, you’ll be looking at a deep-red moon of sorts (all thanks to the laws of refraction #science).

Finally, the eclipse will last around 103 glorious minutes and FYI, there won’t be another one until the 2100s. In other words, start setting those early morning alarms.

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