At 8.24pm, the moon will start moving into the umbral shadow of the earth. "However, the layperson who might expect to see dramatic details of the surface of Mars would probably be disappointed", the statement said.
The July 2018 lunar eclipse will be the longest one till June 9, 2123.
We may not be able to see this week's total lunar eclipse here in D.C., but you can take in the views from around the world via livestream.
"Although there is a lunar eclipse visible from New Zealand every couple of years, on average, being located in the right place to see a celestial peculiarity like a selenelion is much less frequent, and very few people have witnessed one".
During the eclipse, the moon will look red, which is also referred to as a "blood moon".
Mesopotamians regarded the blood moon as an omen that the king would be attacked.
The full moon will pass through the shadow of the Earth and for 103 minutes the moon will turn varying shades of red. It's the longest full lunar eclipse of the century, so you can be sure that there will be plenty of people with lenses pointed skyward.
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The period of complete eclipse - known as "totality", when the moon appears darkest - will last from 1930 to 2113 GMT.
Hazarry said the moon will be completely red for one hour 43 minutes during total phase from 3.30am, making the phenomenon the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st Century.
Near to the reddish lunar eclipse, Mars will also be looking fairly spectacular.
According to Hindu beliefs, celestial bodies like the sun and moon emit negative energy during an eclipse and so some temples in India were closed to minimize any disturbance.
The lunar eclipse over Warsaw, Poland.
Some of the light from the sun still reaches the moon after it is bent by the earth's atmosphere, he added.
In the Book of Joel, it is written that "the sun will turn into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and bad day of the Lord comes".
"The earth's atmosphere then turns the light red in the same way that the sun appears when it is going down", Prof Fabian said. It will be 15 times brighter than the next brightest star in the sky.