Like all inhabitants of the planet, British citizens are also making plans for the biggest event this week. The most spectacular „blood moon” or the longest total lunar eclipse of the century takes place this Friday, July 27.
Although UK is notorious for its gloomy and rainy weather and for the smog that envelopes its territory, the weather forecast looks promising. UK’s national weather forecast service has revealed the best places to watch the mysterious spectacle.
For Londoners, the show begins at 8.50 pm, when the moon rises over London, and at 9.26 for people of Glasgow. There will be approximately one hour and a half of sky-watching and wow-ing at the stars for the passionate.
The best places to admire the longest Blood Moon of the 21st century in the UK have been identified as Gower Peninsula in Wales and the Isles of Scilly and Cornwall. The view will be spectacular because the west and central parts of Britain will be clear all evening, according to the National Weather Forecast Service. Some clouds are expected in the eastern and northern parts of the country, but they are unlikely to ruin the show for the inhabitants of these regions.
But if you don’t settle for less and you really want the best view, you may have to either rent a boat and drive it to the middle of the Indian Ocean or check out if you have relatives in Ethiopia you didn’t know about and pay them a visit, as Noah Petro, a scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center advises.
No matter what you decide, remember that this Friday it is your chance to be part of history: you will be one of the 6 billion inhabitants of Planet Earth to witness the longest moon eclipse of this century. Make it a historical moment, make it a night to remember for the rest of your life, whether you are in the UK, in Canada, in Africa or in whatever God forsaken place on this planet.
Patrick Supernaw is the lead editor for Great Lakes Ledger. Patrick has written for many publications including The Huffington Post and Vanity Fair. Patrick is based in Ottawa and covers issues affecting his city. In addition to his severe hockey addiction, Pat also enjoys kayaking and can often be found paddling the Rideau Canal. Contact Pat here