The Weather Channel will be live streaming the lunar eclipse on its smartphone app beginning at 4 p.m. Mars will shine brighter than it has in 15 years. So it is not just the red moon but the red planet also making its presence felt in the night sky tomorrow.
How to safely see itWhile there are a lot of lunar eclipses that cannot be seen with the naked eye, the Blood Moon can be easily seen through the naked eye and you do not need special binoculars or a telescope to see this phenomenon.
Robert Massey, deputy executive director of the Royal Astronomical Society, who watched the eclipse from the Mediterranean Sea, said: "There is no reason to believe that blood moons foretell doom".
The Bible contains references to the moon turning blood and some ultra-Orthodox Jews consider lunar eclipses ominous and a cause for moral contemplation.
A super blood moon in Malmö in 2015. Friday's blood moon won't be as big
Mr Ubachukwu observed that a lunar eclipse could occur only on the night of a full moon.
Most of the world got to see a spectacular event in the sky Friday. It is expected to occur on July 27-28 at 7.30 pm UTC (12 am IST) and end at 9.13 pm UTC (1.43 am IST).
The next time a similarly extended eclipse will happen again is in 2025. This is partly because the moon is lower in the sky in the north, and partly because the northern light summer nights mean that the blood colour will not be as clearly visible.
Across the world, from the Taj Mahal to the Eiffel Tower, people will turn their eyes to the sky, hoping to see the blood moon, which appears orange, brown or crimson as sunlight is bent through the earth's atmosphere. It will also be seen perfectly in Africa and in Asia, and partly in Australia and in South America.
Thousands of people will be able to see the total eclipse when the full moon slips into the Earth's shadow.
However, not all lunar eclipses will lead to a "bloody" show.
It's called Mars opposition, and the planet's peak brightness will linger for about a week.