The total lunar eclipse, which can be seen from everywhere in India, begins at 5.20 pm with what is called the partial shadow or penumbra of the earth s shadow striking the moon, a release from the centre said. "Make sure you have a clear line of sight to the horizon in the west, opposite from where the sun will rise". These three past full moons have been brighter and bigger, and it's not just due to optical illusions this time.
While a lunar eclipse always plays second fiddle to a solar one, Becker says the moon show can be breathtaking.
This full moon is also the third in a series of "supermoons", which happen when the moon is closest to Earth in its orbit.
UNO's Mallory Kountze Planetarium does not have any public events planned for the lunar events, she said, mainly because special equipment is not required, it is a morning event, and winter mornings can be extremely cold. With the sun's light no longer directly reflecting from the moon's surface, scattered sunlight from the Earth falls on the moon, transforming it from white to blood-red in appearance.
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HR Madhusudhan said: "Lunar eclipses are best seen through the naked eye".
For the first time in over 150 years, a super blue blood moon will be visible across most of the globe.
The eclipse begins at 6:48 a.m., when the earth's shadow will start to cast. "Set your alarm early and go out and take a look".
If you're in North America and miss this lunar eclipse - or if you had a lot of bad weather - you'll have to wait nearly another year for the next one. The original definition of the term "blue moon" came from having 4 full moons in a season, rather than the normal 3 per season or 12 per year.
You should be able to catch the start of the lunar eclipse at 6:40 a.m.
During the eclipse, the moon will glide into Earth's shadow, gradually turning the white disk of light to orange or red.