A lunar eclipse, commonly referred to as a "blood moon", graces the night sky. That's because some of the sunlight going through Earth's atmosphere is bent around the edge of our planet and falls onto the moon's surface. "At the end of the night you have a bright red-coloured Mars close to a red-coloured Moon in the sky", he said. The last lunar eclipse, which took place on January 31, lasted for an hour and 17 minutes.
It's always exciting to watch a total lunar eclipse in the sky, especially when it is projected to be the longest one in your lifetime.
For those in New York City, the moon will rise 8:05 p.m. and set at 5:06 a.m.
The fears hinge around a line in the Book of Joel 2:30-31 that says: 'And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke'.
According to Christian group Endtime Ministries, the moon turning blood red predicts the end of the world.
The conspiracy theorists talking about the doomsday have made these predictions before, especially during the celestial event Blood Moon.
The red moon will take centre stage while the lunar eclipse - when the moon passes behind earth and into its shadow - is expected to last almost two hours. The moon will be partially eclipsed for roughly an hour before and after the main event. Think of it as a "full Saturn", in the same way the moon is full when the sun lights up the entire disc.
The Super Blue Blood moon was spotted across Asia, North America, Australia, New Zealand, most of central and eastern Europe, and some parts of South America and Africa.
Credit: Fred Espenak/NASA GSFC Why is it the longest of the century? You can picture the umbra as a cone extending from Earth in the opposite direction to the sun, Petro explained. "That [the middle] gets a longer-duration eclipse", he said.
"Also that week, Mars is at the closest it's been since 2003, so Mars will be really bright in the sky".
Additionally, the moon will be at a farther point from Earth along its orbit, EarthSky pointed out.