The event falls in a week celebrating humanity's relationship with the moon: the original moon landing happened 50 years ago today, and July 20 will mark the 50 anniversary of Neil Armstrong's first steps on its surface. North America will miss out on the view except for its most eastern points, like Nantucket, parts of ME and Nova Scotia.
The event will also be visible to people of South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Alternatively, Norway-based site Time and Date will also live stream the upcoming partial lunar eclipse on its website. "The Moon when it's low down does go quite red, a bit like when the Sun goes down it gets a bit red".
If you're hoping to catch the whole five-hour phenomenon, it begins at 2:45am as the moon starts to phase into the outer edge of the Earth's shadow.
The moon should appear red tonight.
According to the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), the striking colour of the moon is due to the fact that red light from the sun's rays is refracted in the Earth's atmosphere and directed towards the moon.
The last total lunar eclipse - sometimes known as a "super blood wolf moon" - was visible in the United Kingdom in January. Maximum eclipse is set to take place at 17:30 p.m. EDT-at which point just over half of the Moon will be covered in shadow.
At that occurrence, the new moon blocked a hundred percent of the Sun for a few minutes as seen from parts of Argentina and Chile.
The moon will appear directly overhead, or very almost so, from the Mozambique Channel. The next time North Americans will be able to see a lunar eclipse will be on the 5th of July, 2020.
Unlike the solar eclipse, the lunar eclipse is completely safe to view with the naked eye. This curve is the same, whether the eclipsed Moon is high near the zenith, or near the horizon, just the kind of shadow you would expect a sphere to cast.
The Farmer's Almanac noted that this moon is also seen as the "thunder moon" as there are plenty of thunderstorms that hit early in the summer.