Sounds a little alarming to know that the sky is going to be completely red today for the most part of the night. All because of the longest blood moon to occur in a Century.
The Longest Blood Moon in a Century
The Blood Moon (a.k.a the Lunar Eclipse) happens as a result of the Earth being positioned between the Sun and the Moon. Cutting off (either fully or partially) the sun rays from reaching the moon. That’s what causes the eclipse, and this year’s going to be total. Moreover, the moon is expected to have a reddish appearance, rather than whitish.
News sources have it that “The total Eclipse will last for about 1 hour and 43 minutes” over Nigeria. However, the Eclipse is expected to reach its peak around 9:21pm and wane from then. Until the eclipse ends around 12:30am of the 28th of July 2018.
Again, Head media and corporate communications of the Agency, Dr. Felix Ale, spoke to The Guardian. He said: The Eclipse in Nigeria will start around 6:44pm as partial eclipse and developed into a total eclipse around 7:30pm.