By Staff Writer
A total lunar eclipse will happen tonight on July 27, 2018 and should be clearly visible in Zambia from 21.30-23.15, with the greatest eclipse time being 22.21.
Zambia will be one of the best places in the entire world to observe the total lunar eclipse of the 21st century this Friday. It will be the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century.
The total phase will last one hour and 43 minutes, during which Earth’s natural satellite will turn a spectacular red or ruddy-brown colour. From start to finish, the entire celestial event will last nearly four hours.
This total lunar eclipse occurs on the same day the planet Mars reaches its opposition, when it will shine at its best in the night sky. This month, Mars will be at its closest to Earth since 2003.