From next Sunday into Monday, sky-gazing lovers will have the chance to see a Blood Moon that will not occur again until 2021.
The moon will appear a red-orange color, a phenomenon known as the Blood Moon. “What a lunar eclipse displays is the color of all of Earth’s sunrises and sunsets reaching the moon,” NASA scientist Noah Petro told Space.com.
People in Europe and Africa will see the eclipse shortly before sunrise, whereas those in North and South America will be able to see the eclipse by midnight.
The total lunar eclipse will last about an hour, according to NASA.
The next total eclipse will occur on May 26, 2021, and will be visible over the Pacific Ocean.
The last total eclipse occurred on July 27, 2018. It was visible in central Asia and Africa.
The last supermoon occurred on January 31, 2018. An earlier supermoon was seen on the first day of the same month.
In the last three months of 2016, earth witnessed three supermoons in a row. November 30’s supermoon was the closest supermoon, at a distance of 356,508 kilometers from earth. The supermoon was the closest full moon to earth in 69 years, according to Space.com.