From 9.30pm to 11.13pm, the moon will be totally eclipsed.
The July 27/28, 2018 total lunar eclipse is the 17th total lunar eclipse since 2001, the beginning of this century, which will see 85 total lunar eclipses.
"Since the moon is bright anyway, you'll be able to see it regardless of light pollution, but to see the planets Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars nearly in line with the moon, you'll want a nice dark spot where light from the city or streets does not pollute the sky too much", Knowles said.
The long duration of totality is also caused by the fact that the Earth is farthest from the Sun around the time of the eclipse. Those planning to watch this celestial event should note that unlike solar eclipse, one does not need to cover their eyes with protective filters to view the Blood Moon.
In fact, in the Book of Revelation chapter 6 verses 11 - 13, where verse 12 says: "And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great quake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood".
The probability of a simultaneous blood moon and total lunar eclipse is very low, reports say.
A super blood moon in Malmö in 2015. Friday's blood moon won't be as big
Australians were treated to a celestial extravaganza this morning, as a historic lunar eclipse dazzled early morning risers across the nation.
Rare lunar events like these are something to look forward to now, but you can imagine that they were pretty spooky spectacles in the old days.
Millions of Americans watched the first solar eclipse visible from the US since 1979 last August. The Moon won't even rise in our eastern skies until 9:06 PM, almost 4 hours after completely emerging from Earth's shadow.
The red planet will appear brighter and bigger than usual. In those countries, the moon will appear a deep copper red, because it will be reflecting the light from all the sunrises and sunsets happening around the globe.
"You could use a telescope but, to be frank, it will be just as dramatic to watch it without aids as the red moon slowly rises in the sky over Britain and the shadow of the Earth passes from its surface".
Not all the lunar eclipses will lead to a "bloody" show.
The red moon phenomenon, also called a Blood Moon or Luna Rossa, is possible because, while the moon is in total shadow, some light from the sun passes through the Earth's atmosphere and is bent toward the moon.
Friday's total lunar eclipse will be visible across large parts across Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, and South America.