Now, another interesting phenomenon will occur on 28th July 2018. There will be a total lunar eclipse, which will be visible over Perth, and this is the second total eclipse of the year. Total eclipses of the moon are spectacular events and you can watch these with the naked eye. Unlike solar eclipses, which require protective eye-wear, a lunar eclipse can be viewed without any eye protection. Just go outside, and look up!
Unfortunately, it will be at 4.21 am so it will be only the brave and those who do not value their warm beds, who will get up to see this amazing event!
The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.
This total lunar eclipse will be visible or partly visible over large parts of Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America.
A total lunar eclipse is always an awe-inspiring sight, but this one is particularly special because:
It is the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century. The moon will travel through the centre of Earth's shadow, and the distance from earth to the moon and to the sun will be unusually big. This is, therefore, the longest eclipse you are ever likely to see in your lifetime.
It will coincide with the "Perseids" meteor shower, so you might see a few shooting stars during totality, which would be an added bonus!
Mars will extremely bright. The planet will seem to be a reddish star, quite close to the moon
This total eclipse is also sometimes called a micro full moon. "A Micromoon happens when a full moon or a new moon coincides with apogee; the point in the Moon's orbit farthest away from Earth".
A micro or full moon
There will also be a partial eclipse on 11th August 2018, however, this will not be as spectacular and unusual as the full eclipse on 28th July.
Just some clarification...i thought it was Friday night/Saturday morning but you said 'Sunday isnt a work day' meaning Saturday night/Sunday morning... I would hate to miss it by 24 hours so what is the correct time?