Nigerians from every part of the country will experience one of the greatest astronomical spectacles of the 21st century tomorrow, Friday July 27, 2018. The much expected total lunar eclipse or rather blood moon will be here with us.
The Guardian reports that Nigeria and most other parts of the world would on July 27, 2018 experience blood moon- a spectacular total lunar eclipse.
A ‘blood moon’ happens when Earth’s moon is in full eclipse and has no special astronomical significance, rather, the view in the sky is striking as the usually whitish moon becomes red or ruddy-brown.
According to the Science News, Nigeria will experience total lunar eclipse, which would be is fully visible in Lagos.
The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.
Also, timeanddate.com reported on all eclipses worldwide from 1900 to 2100.
It noted that there would be total lunar eclipse on July 27, 2018 and January 21, 2019; partial lunar eclipse on July 16/17, 2019; transit mercury eclipse on November 21, 2019; and penumbral lunar eclipse January 10, 2020.
Also, on July 27, Mars will pass closer to Earth than it has done for 15 years.
The phenomenon, known as perihelic opposition, will make the red planet appear larger and brighter than normal in the night sky.