On Sunday night, the world witnesses the phenomenon of the blood red moon, which is provided by a total lunar eclipse, which provides an opportunity for lovers of observing planets and stars to observe it.
The moon will be colored red and orange for up to about an hour and a half, in one of the longest so-called blood moons in a decade.
Observers in the Americas will be able to see the eclipse, and it will be partially visible in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
“This is really an eclipse of the Americas,” Noah Petro, a planetary geologist at NASA told The Associated Press.
“This is a slow, gradual event, as long as it will be clear and can be seen,” Petro added.
The total eclipse occurs when the Earth passes directly between the moon and the sun, and the moon will be 362,000 kilometers from the Earth, and it will be clearly visible from the eastern coast of the United States.
NASA will provide a live broadcast of the eclipse that will be monitored from different locations.
There will be a prolonged eclipse next November, and it will be seen from Africa and Europe, not from the Americas, and then the next blood moon will not be until 2025.
Last fall, NASA launched the Lucy spacecraft, which will monitor the eclipse from 103 million kilometers away.