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The spectacle of ‘blood moon’ fascinates Mysureans

World witnesses the 21st century’s longest total lunar eclipse

Mysuru, July 28:- The reddish hue around the moon fascinated thousands of Mysureans while they were witnessing the 21st century’s longest total lunar eclipse here on Friday late night and early Saturday.

The total lunar eclipse lasted for nearly 1 hour, 42 minutes from Friday late night to early hours on Saturday.

During the eclipse, the planet Mars hovered near the moon in the night sky and was easily visible to the naked eyes. Mysureans enthusiastically watched the eclipse standing on the rooftop of their houses and the blood-red moon dazzled the star gazers.

The reddish hue around the moon was largely due to Rayleigh’s scattering that occurs due to the refraction of sunlight. -(KK)

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