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When, where & how you can see blood-moon lunar eclipse and how long will it last in Pakistan?

ISLAMABAD: Seen from the Pakistan, a rare blood-red eclipse is due to begin at 5:11 pm (PST) Monday  September 28, 2015- here’s how to see it for yourself. 

Curious spectators and amateur astronomers will be given a rare chance to capture a spectacular celestial event that has not occurred for 30 years tonight- a lunar eclipse with the moon near to its closest point to the Earth.

An awe-inspiring blood-red “supermoon” will cast its eerie light on the Earth early on Monday, creating an atmosphere of wonder and fear across the world.

When the moon is at “perigee”, its shortest distance from the Earth, it is 226,000 miles away and appears 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter than when it is at its furthermost point.

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The last time this coincided with a lunar eclipse, when the moon is covered by the Earth’s shadow, was in 1982 and the event will not be repeated until 2033.

During a lunar eclipse, the moon turns a deep rusty red, due to sunlight being scattered by the Earth’s atmosphere.

When can I see the lunar eclipse?

From the Pakistan, the moon starts to enter the Earth’s shadow at 01:10 early on Monday morning.

Eclipses in Islamabad, Pakistan

Max view in Islamabad
Monday, 28 September 2015, 05:45

Global Type:Total Lunar Eclipse
Islamabad:Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Begins: Mon, 28 Sep 2015, 05:11

Maximum: Mon, 28 Sep 2015, 05:45

Ends: Mon, 28 Sep 2015, 10:22
Duration: 5 hours, 11 minutes

Eclipses in Lahore, Pakistan

Max view in Lahore
Monday, 28 September 2015, 05:45

Global Type:Total Lunar Eclipse
Lahore:Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Begins: Mon, 28 Sep 2015, 05:11

Maximum: Mon, 28 Sep 2015, 05:45

Ends: Mon, 28 Sep 2015, 10:22
Duration: 5 hours, 11 minutes

Eclipses in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Max view in Karachi
Monday, 28 September 2015, 06:17

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse
Karachi: Partial Lunar Eclipse
Begins: Mon, 28 Sep 2015, 05:11

Maximum: Mon, 28 Sep 2015, 06:17

Ends: Mon, 28 Sep 2015, 10:22
Duration: 5 hours, 11 minutes

Why will the moon turn red?

The Earth’s atmosphere scatters more blue light, so that the light reaching the lunar surface is predominantly red.

Observers on Earth see a moon that may be brick-coloured, rusty, blood red, or sometimes dark grey depending on the atmospheric conditions.

When can I next see a lunar eclipse?

It will be the last total lunar eclipse visible from the Pakistan until 2017-18.