The ever longest Lunar eclipse to last 103 min in coming July

Lasting 103 minutes, the July 27 Full Moon would present the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century.

Coming July we will witness this century's longest lunar eclipse that will last one hour and forty-three minutes. We saw the super blood moon not that long ago and it became one of the most anticipated and watched events all around the world. We can expect the same with the upcoming lunar eclipse.

However, it won't be visible from everywhere on the planet. The eclipse will take place on July 27 and will be visible in Africa, the Middle East, India, Australia, southern and eastern Europe.

The major reason behind the length of the eclipse is that the Moon will pass almost directly through the centre of the Earth's shadow, known as the umbra. The positioning of the Earth and the Moon will also play a major role. The Earth will be at it's furthest possible point from the Sun, hence allowing it to cast a bigger shadow and the Moon will be at its furthest point away from the Earth thus creating the extra long eclipse.