China has a plan to launch a new project an “Artificial Moon” that will light up the skies as far as 50 miles around. The artificial Moon will be eight times brighter and stronger than real Moon. It will be realized in 2010 in the southwestern city of Chengdu.
Blood moon is one of the most discussed topics in these days, each of us when time came, looked up to the sky to enjoy the Blood Moon. We think, it will be very interesting to see some photos about rare phenomenon from different kinds of places.
But before watching the wonderful photos, let us introduce interesting facts about Blood Moon.
- This is the second and last lunar eclipse of 2018. The first one, a Super Blue Blood Eclipse, we witnessed on January 31, 2018.
- The Moon is completely covered by the Earth’s umbra for 103 minutes, making this eclipse the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century.
- The next time we will see a similarly long eclipse on August 6/7, 2036, which will last for 6 hours and 12 minutes from start to finish.
- While Mars is visible in the night sky almost all year round, it can get extremely bright every few years. This happens when Mars and the Sun are in opposition, meaning that they are on opposite sides of the Earth. This takes place every 26 months. In 2018, it happened on July 27.
- Noah Petro, a planetary geologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, said “What controls the duration of the lunar eclipse is the position of the moon as it passes through the Earth’s shadow”. The darkest part of Earth’s shadow is called the umbra. You can picture the umbra as a cone extending from Earth in the opposite direction to the sun, Petro explained. “The moon can either graze through the cone, or go right through the middle. That [the middle] gets a longer-duration eclipse,” he said. “This time, the moon is passing closer to the center of that cone, and it’s therefore a little bit longer than the eclipse we had back in January.”
Source: Text -timeanddate.com, Forcetoknow.com
Photos – www.express.co.uk