Over the Earth shall ascend "blood" Moon

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According to EarthSky, it's the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century.

A total lunar eclipse will be visible across much of the globe, including Australia.

Such long duration of total lunar eclipses had earlier occurred on July 16, 2000, for totality duration of 1 hour 46 minutes and another one on June 15, 2011, for totality duration of 1 hour 40 minutes.

'There are different types of lunar eclipse but a total eclipse is the most spectacular and is the only type that causes the moon to appear red'.

A lunar eclipse happens when the Moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow.

And the sunlight that does manage to pass through Earth's atmosphere and reach the moon makes the moon look red - because most of the blue light has been filtered out by Earth's atmosphere, NASA said. "If you were on the moon, you would see a total solar Eclipse because the Earth would block the Sun".

Fans should be quick if they want to catch it, because it'll be your last chance to see one from the United Kingdom until January next year.

Stages and time of the lunar eclipse that will be visible in Singapore
Stages and time of the lunar eclipse that will be visible in Singapore

So the Moon during the Eclipse can be red, brown, copper-red or even orange. Another total lunar eclipse is set for January 21, 2019. It will be a super moon as well, which is a full moon or new moon that coincides with the moon's position at it's closest to the Earth.

He explains "So the Lord said "you need to go check it out" and I did and I found out it's the longest Blood Moon of the century".

If you miss the lunar show on Friday night‚ you will have to wait until May 16 2022 to see the next eclipse.

Though the United States won't see a lunar eclipse, the moon will still be full and appear reddish/orange Friday evening.

According to NASA, the moon moves in an orbit around Earth, and at the same time, Earth orbits the sun. The best view of the eclipse will be reserved for the Indian Ocean, because it will be facing the Moon. Those of you in the United Kingdom should look for this eclipse starting in at around 11PM (that's 23:00 hours) local time.

"Totality is the moment that the moon is passing through the darkest part of the Earth's shadow", Dr. Jackie Flaherty, an astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History, tells TIME.

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