Catch Rare Lunar Phenomenon Tomorrow
Feng Zengkun -Straits Times Indonesia
It is worth waking up to catch this rare phenomenon – a blood red moon from 2.25 a.m. to 4 a.m. tomorrow.
This event is known as a total lunar eclipse where the Moon is completely in the Earth’s shadow.
Because the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon, only red light from the Sun is able to reach the Moon’s surface.
The blood moon can be seen by the naked eye and does not require telescopes.
For a few hours, other planets such as Saturn, Venus, Jupiter and Mars will also be visible.
The last such eclipse was in 2004 and the next will be in 2018.
The blood moon’s appearance will be the longest in a decade, lasting one hour and 35 minutes.
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