On Jan. 31, a so-called "Super Blue Blood Moon" is set to appear, as a supermoon, blue moon, and total lunar eclipse become visible at the same time. The moon won't actually be blue, because the term simply refers to the second full moon in a month. That's known as a "blood moon".
NASA says after this, the "super blue blood moon" won't happen again until December 2047.
The moon is closer to Earth in its orbit and 14 percent brighter than usual, making it a super moon.
Chances are you have used the phrase "once in a blue moon" - but have you ever wondered where it came from?
The best viewing will be in the western part of North America, Alaska and the Hawaiian islands, according to Gordon Johnston, program executive and lunar blogger at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
"If you were out on the moon looking back at the Earth, you would see this lovely red ring around the Earth", says Noah Petro, a lunar researcher with NASA.
For those living in the US, NASA says the best spots to watch the entire celestial show will be in California and western Canada.
"Weather permitting, the West Coast, Alaska and Hawaii will have a spectacular view of totality from start to finish", Johnston said. Unfortunately in the eastern United States, the moon will set in the sky before the total eclipse begins.
For observers living in NY or Washington D.C., the space agency suggests a 6.45 a.m. ET start for the best viewing. When the moon is all the way in shadow it doesn't go completely dark; instead, it looks red due to a process called Rayleigh scattering.
The lunar eclipse will take place when the full moon lines up perfectly with Earth and the Sun such that our planet totally blocks out the sunlight normally reflect off the Moon.
There are no total solar eclipses this year, so this total lunar eclipse, which coincides with a supermoon and a blue moon, is truly the eclipse of the year.
And fear not luna-tic's, Virtual Telescope will be streaming the event live for those of you unable to view it up close. This astronomical occurance only occurs about once every two and a half years.
Clearly the Eclipse will also be visible in Australia, New Zealand, Eastern and Central Asia.