The total lunar eclipse is said to be visible from 1:00 am IST from July 28, and will be visible in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Pune, et al.
A total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the Earth's "Umbral Shadow" - the Earth's innermost shadow. A "Blood Moon" occurs when the moon lines up with the Earth and sun, with the Earth's atmosphere refracting the light onto the moon causing it to turn red.
It's going to be a rare celestial event, he added. Mars will not look so different to the naked eye but it is in fact a mere 57.6 million away tomorrow night, making it the flawless time for people to glimpse the red planet through the telescope.
In the United Kingdom, the total phase of the eclipse will end at 22.13pm and the eclipse will end completely at 12.30am on Saturday.
By observing the Moon with infrared cameras, such as the one on NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, scientists get a chance to see what happens when the surface of the Moon cools quickly. That's due to last for 1 hour and 22 minutes.
The period of complete eclipse - known as "totality", when the moon appears darkest - will last from 1930 to 2113 GMT. The lunar eclipse on July 27-28 will be the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century, spanning four hours, with the total eclipse phase lasting for 103 minutes.
Although it won't look almost as large as the blood moon, Mars will be its largest if you're looking through a telescope and close to its maximum brightness in our sky. Mars will appear 10 times brighter than usual, at magnitude -2.8 on that night.
The space agency said Nigeria, like most of Africa, the Middle East, southern Asia and the Indian Ocean region would witness a total Lunar Eclipse on the 27th of July 2018.
A lunar eclipse is when the sunlight's path to the moon is blocked by the Earth, with the moon falling in the Earth's shadow. Longer blue and violet wavelengths are scattered more than shorter red, orange and yellow wavelengths.
The entire eclipse can be viewed from Brunei until moon set at 6.23am, Hazarry said. The Earth's shadow appears red because of its atmosphere.
What would the eclipse look like from the moon?
Why does the moon turn red? As a result, it will take the moon or Earth's natural satellite more time to cross Earth's shadow, making the eclipse last longer, reported the Guardian. The "little planet" image on the left also shows the approximate size of Earth compared to the moon. "To miss such an event would be a pity", Ramanujam, who is also a member of the Public Outreach and Education Committee at Astronomical Society of India, told PTI. Sometimes it comes close to the earth, the average distance becomes 3,55,000 km and when it goes far the average distance increase to 4,05,000 km. "The objective of the prayer is simple, to worship God", said Hasan Al Hariri, the chief executive of Dubai Astronomy Group.
A total lunar eclipse happens when the Sun, Earth and Moon are perfectly aligned.