The lunar eclipse over Warsaw, Poland. The Moon will take three hours and 55 minutes to cross the Earth's dark shadow during its sojourn.
As the total lunar eclipse occurred at midnight in Dubai, residents stepped outside to witness the celestial event in all its glory.
While Mars is visible in the night sky nearly all year round, it can get extremely bright every few years. Around the world, people will be able to view the longest lunar experience of the 21st century, lasting one hour and 43 minutes.
He said that the occurrence necessitated the need for scientists to continue monitoring and exploring the dynamics of the motion and the phenomena associated with them.
The term "blood moon" was popularised by Christian pastor John Hagee in 2013 following the release of the book Four Blood Moons, which highlighted a lunar sequence of four total eclipses that occurred in 2014/15.
A total eclipse will start at 1:00 am (July 28). Astronomers often talk about these events, characterized by two celestial bodies appearing very close together in the sky.
The first part of lunar eclipse is expected to start at around 11:44 PM IST on July 27.
The next lunar eclipse will be seen on December 31, 2028.
Of the 7.4 billion people on Earth, about 7 billion people could - in theory - see the eclipse, except for those in North America and Greenland, where time of day didn't allow.
In the Book of Joel, it is written that "the sun will turn into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and awful day of the Lord comes".
Unfortunately, the eclipse will only be considered partial in New Zealand.
Unlike a solar eclipse, people are safe to view this spectacle with a naked eye - however binoculars are recommended to get a closer view. The Moon won't even rise in our eastern skies until 9:06 PM, almost 4 hours after completely emerging from Earth's shadow. There will be another guest during the eclipse, as Mars will glow brightly, giving some unforgettable moments to skywatchers all over the world. The will begin shortly before the penumbral phase of the eclipse begins and will stretch through to its conclusion.
The lunar eclipse will be visible in South America, East Africa, the West Asia and central Asia.
During an eclipse, most of the light from the Sun is blocked by the Earth as the moon travels through the Earth's shadow.