The world will witness the longest total lunar eclipse of this century on July 27, 2018. This is much longer than standard lunar eclipses which last for only around one hour. So let me ask one question: can the earth be flat with a curved shadow? But for the flat-earthers (people who think the world is flat), it may be a disappointing day.
The best views will be in Africa and Asia, but folks in Europe, South America and Australia will still get partial views. That said, lunar myths form an integral part of Indian culture and religious customs, and enrich the entire anticipation and experience of the eclipse.
This week marks the beginning of Mars' stint in opposition - meaning it will be on the opposite side of Earth from the sun. This means it will be very bright - even brighter than Jupiter. The only issue may be that the night sky may not be dark enough this time of the year.
The rare event occurs when the Earth appears in a straight line between the Moon and the Sun.
A few places in Northern Ireland may be lucky enough to see a so-called blood moon on Friday night.
The event is co-organised by the Survey Department of the Ministry of Development, Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali and the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam.
Superstitions have been long associated with the lunar eclipse since time immemorial and it was widely believed that our mind and body go through some changes during the eclipse. Join Miguel here as he takes us through his photograph "Total Lunar Eclipse of 2015".
On December 26 next year, people in Brunei will be experien-cing a partial solar eclipse when the moon passes in front of the Sun.
"The rim of the earth would be glowing because light is being scattered by the earth's atmosphere".
During a lunar eclipse, the moon passes through Earth's shadow, giving the natural satellite a blood-red hue.
Can astronomers learn anything from these events?
Although there are expected to be 230 lunar eclipses this century, Friday's will be the longest. Instead of that sunlight hitting the moon's surface, Earth's shadow falls on it. Totality will begin at 19:30 GMT and last until 21:13 GMT.
But it will not be visible in North America and Antarctica.
Rather than trying to get a close-up snap of the moon alone in the sky, consider it a prop: compose a shot where it's part of a larger scene that includes buildings or trees.