Amateur astronomers in the southern hemisphere are best-placed to witness the rare sight, especially in southern Africa, Australia, South Asia and Madagascar, though it will also be partly visible in Europe and South America.
It is also the longest total eclipse in a century and was clearly visible in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
The total eclipse lasted 1 hour and 43 minutes, with the entire event lasting closer to four hours.
Mars will more likely appear as a very bright star.
No glasses are needed for the lunar eclipse due to its dimmer colour.
The Executive Director of Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Center shared details about "Blood Moon" and the special arrangements made the Centre (situated in Guindy) for people to witness the eclipse. The live stream starts at 11:30pm IST on July 27 2018, so you can hit the play button in the video embedded below at the designated time to start your viewing of the eclipse. But longest lunar eclipse is technically not great, because you can't see the eclipse moving.
A Micro Full Moon takes place when the Moon is at its apogee - the point on its orbit farthest from the Earth.
"In the middle of a lunar eclipse it can look as if a red planet has taken up residence near the Earth - they are both eerie and attractive", said Robert Massey of the Royal Astronomical Society in London.
At 7.13pm South African time, the moon will start moving into the penumbral (partial) shadow of the earth.
The atmosphere filters out most of the sun's blue light, so the moon looks red. It's making its closest approach to Earth in 15 years, just 35.8 million miles away from us.
It's also what's being called a "blood moon".
A total lunar eclipse happens when the sun, Earth and moon are aligned, with Earth blocking the sun's light from fully reaching the moon. Nearly two weeks after, on August 11, 2018, another partial solar eclipse will take place.
"The moon was a lot paler pink than I expected - a lovely sight in the western sky".
The professor, however, said that the next total lunar eclipse that would be visible in Nigeria would occur on January 21, 2019. Those planning to watch this celestial event should note that unlike solar eclipse, one does not need to cover their eyes with protective filters to view the Blood Moon.
"And the density of dust increasing in the atmosphere can cause the moon to appear a particularly deep red, and indeed it has the same effect on our sunsets and sunrises".
A full moon rises behind the Temple of Poseidon before a lunar eclipse in Cape Sounion, near Athens, Greece, July 27.