Visible on the night of Friday July 27, the phenomenon will be the most extensive of its kind in more than a century.
Next month, there will be a total lunar eclipse which is going to be the longest one this century, say astronomers. This eclipse will be 40 minutes longer than the previous super blue "blood moon" in January 2018. The longest that a lunar eclipse could ever occur is one hour and 47 minutes.
The event itself will last almost 4 hours, with official estimates saying the eclipse alone will go on for about 1 hour and 43 minutes, according to a report by the Inquisitr. McClure estimates that the total lunar eclipse will include partial eclipses that start at 6:24 UTC, or 2:24 p.m. EST, to 10:29 UTC, or 6:29 p.m. EST.
Doomsday preachers have been reportedly suggesting that July's blood moon heralds the end of the world, as biblical passages talk about the moon turning the colour of blood prior to the apocalypse - and we have had several such events recently.
Recent red skies are apparently down to the specific scattering of light particles through the atmosphere.
A lunar eclipse is the opposite of a solar eclipse where the Earth's shadow is cast on the Moon. That means the moon will appear slightly smaller in the sky and will take a little bit longer to go through Earth's shadow, Space.com reported.
In Asia, Australia and Indonesia, the greatest view of the eclipse will be during morning hours. Those of you in the Eastern Hemisphere (Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand) will have the best seats as the moon crosses Earth's shadow from west to east. This freaky phenomenon is known as "Rayleigh scattering" filters out bands of green and violet light in the atmosphere during an eclipse.
Unfortunately, most residents of North America will have to settle for a high-definition video of the eclipse as it occurs, while those in the European Union and neighboring areas may have a bit more luck to view the extremely rare astronomical event with the naked eye.