The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century will take place this week, on Thursday, June 26 into Friday, June 27.
The Red Planet was closer to the Earth and brighter than it has been in 15 years, making for some spectacular images.
Check this page closer to 3 p.m. Friday for a look at how the world is viewing the lunar eclipse.
Totality lasting approximately 103 minutes from 10.30pm the eclipse also featured satellite Mars, seen as a small yellow dot in the sky.
Then the Moon will start to gradually come out of Earth's shadow and partial eclipse will end at 3h 49m IST on July 28.
"Less dark eclipses may show the moon as dark gray or brown... as rust-colored, brick-red, or, if very bright, copper-red or orange".
But don't worry, even if you don't manage to find the ideal 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. The red hue is caused by rays of sunlight refracted by Earth's atmosphere. It wasn't visible in the US, but it could be seen from places like South America, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
The eclipse, however, will not be visible from North America or most of the Pacific.
The long duration of this eclipse is partly due to the fact that the moon will make a near-central passage through Earth's umbra - the darkest, most central part of the shadow. There will also be some time before and after when the moon is in the lighter part of Earth's shadow, which is called the penumbra. The next similar lunar eclipse is speculated to witness in 2123.
The length of the eclipse is determined by the alignment of the sun, Earth and the moon, as well as the distance between the moon and our planet.