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U.S. won't see upcoming lunar eclipse: How to view it online

"This total lunar eclipse will be primarily visible from the world's Eastern Hemisphere, which are Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand".

"This does not herald the apocalypse: seeing a lunar eclipse and Mars in the sky is something people should enjoy rather than worry about".

The total lunar eclipse happens Friday afternoon (our time), and will last around one hour and 45 minutes.

Kiwi eclipse watchers were disappointed this morning when the moon disappeared behind clouds at the crucial moment.

Unlike a solar eclipse, people can look at a lunar eclipse directly with their own eyes.

The next total eclipse of the sun visible in the USA will be on April 8, 2024.

The moon will also be at the farthest point on its orbit from Earth, making its movement across the sky slower from our perspective, thus spending longer in the dark, according to AFP.

Blood Moon Live video below – streaming from cameras around the Earth
Blood Moon Live video below – streaming from cameras around the Earth

But don't worry, even if you don't manage to find the flawless spot to see the red moon coming over the horizon, you'll still be able to get a good view once it rises in the sky.

Astronomy enthusiasts in Bern might have seen this view over the Church of the Holy Spirit as the sun, Earth and moon aligned with each other. Although the lunar eclipse will be visible in all major land areas except North and Central America, the totality will be visible in India, the Middle East, parts of central Asia and eastern and southern Africa.

It depends partly on "how cloudy or transparent those parts of the Earth's atmosphere are which enable sunlight to reach the moon", he told AFP. First, there will be a total lunar eclipse and although uncommon, this one is special because it's going to last a lot longer than usual - in fact the longest this century.

Unfortunately, the live stream is the only way those of us in North America will get to witness the blood red moon.

"The moon usually turns a deep, dark red because it is illuminated by light that has passed through the Earth's atmosphere and has been bent back towards the moon by refraction", the British Royal Observatory explained.

The moon changed from white to a reddish hue and then returned to its original colour over a five-hour period. The next lunar eclipse of such a length is due in 2123.

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