Robin Scagell, vice-president of the Society for Popular Astronomy, said: "A total lunar eclipse, Mars, Jupiter and the International Space Station". The total lunar eclipse also sees the moon taking a shade of red, thus called the Blood Moon. With the light of the moon blocked by earth's shadow, it is the ideal time to view stars and celestial bodies not often seen by the naked eye.
Lunar eclipses are less common than solar ones but can be seen by more of the Earth. However, their appearances are very different.
Also, on July 27, Mars will pass closer to Earth than it has done for 15 years. Eventually, it cooled, forming the Moon and the Earth, according to the theory.
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However, the bending - or refraction - of the rays of light caused by our atmosphere by about half a degree makes it possible to see both.
The places a selenelion can be seen are limited because the total lunar eclipse must happen at the time of moonset and sunrise, according to Dr Duncan Steel from the the Centre for Space Science Technology in Alexandra, Central Otago.
For Gisborne, the event starts about 5.20am.
During Blood Moon, it turned deep red or reddish brown during eclipses, instead of going completely dark.
He pointed out that the moon's appearance greatly depended on atmospheric conditions around the Earth at the time of the eclipse.
Mars is already brighter than usual and will shine even more - and appear bigger - as Tuesday nears.
The Eclipse is expected to reach its peak around 9:21pm and wane from then until the eclipse ends around 12:30am of the 28th of July 2018.
Recent red skies are apparently down to the specific scattering of light particles through the atmosphere.
Due to pollution, people in some metro cities in India may not be able to view the eclipse in its full glory, but those in the countryside should get a good view of the phenomenon. The other regions that share this cosmic treat are the Middle East, parts of Russian Federation and Kazakhstan, and the eastern half of Africa, but at least part of the eclipse can be seen from nearly everywhere in the world except North America. Scientists in Antarctica should also have a great view. People there can watch on one of several live webcasts. "The moon will remain in a very faint penumbral shadow for about an hour after that, but this is typically too light a shadow for the naked eye to notice the difference between that and the full moon that follows." 2.
The previous total lunar eclipse longer than the upcoming event happened just 18 years ago, which lasted for one hour and 46 minutes on July 16, 2000, NASA statistics show. That same day, parts of the world will see a total lunar eclipse.