Celestial wonders to light up July sky

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July will be a month for sky gazers as the world braces up for a spectacular celestial experience.

On the 27th of this month, for the first time in 15 years, Mars will be the closest to the earth and will appear 24.3 arc seconds wide from Earth’s perspective and will appear as a bright, star-like object. The planet will be at its brightest best between July 21 and Aug 3.

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And though this is nothing compared to the same phenomena that was visible in 2003 when it still holds significance given that this will be the closest view that you can get till at least 2035.

This month’s Micro Blood Moon eclipse will be the longest of the 21st century, lasting approximately 103 minutes.

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But that’s not all! The competitor to the red hue will be a total lunar eclipse, the longest of the 21st century. Observers in Africa, the Middle East, southern Asia and the Indian Ocean will see a total eclipse lasting an incredible 1 hour and 43 minutes.

Skygazers, rejoice! Your time is here!