On Friday, Mars will be directly across from the sun from Earth's perspective.
"If you were standing on the moon in this eclipse, you would see the sun and then the earth would come in the way and blot out the sun", said Fabian.
He pointed out that the moon's appearance greatly depended on atmospheric conditions around the Earth at the time of the eclipse.
One reason why this eclipse is lasting so long is because it is occurring when the moon is near apogee, or the point in its orbit when it is farthest away from the Earth, making it appear smaller than normal. "Astrology is not something we follow".
Europe, eastern Asia, Australia, Indonesia, and other regions will enjoy a partial lunar eclipse, where the moon passes partly through Earth's shadow.
The red color is never quite the same from one lunar eclipse to the next due to natural and human activities that affect Earth's atmosphere.
"Our talks this year put a heavy accent on our environment to help make people aware that while looking up at the heavens it is still vital to ensure we preserve our planet", Prof.
A similar thing happens during a lunar eclipse.
"Meanwhile the greatest eclipse will be visible at 01-22 PST on July 28 which is going to be a historical moment", the PMD official said.
The eclipse is slated to last almost 1 hour 43 minutes - the longest in about a century.
What is the Blood Moon? The other regions that share this cosmic treat are the Middle East, parts of Russian Federation and Kazakhstan, and the eastern half of Africa, but at least part of the eclipse can be seen from nearly everywhere in the world except North America.
The astronomy expert told Express.co.uk: "Although the moon is in the shadow of the Earth, that is no direct sunlight is expected to hit the moon, the sun illuminates the Earth's atmosphere and that causes some of the sunlight to be scattered in the direction of the moon". "They're not as rare as total solar eclipses but it's the peculiarity which is interesting".
The first eclipse that appeared was a solar eclipse that took place on July 13.
Filipinos will have to hope for clear skies at dawn on Saturday to watch the longest blood moon eclipse this century, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). The Eclipse will last as long as Friday night, because the moon will pass through the center of the shadow of the Earth. Very few people had seen them, Steel said.
But with cloudy skies across the Philippines forecast for the whole week and a southwest monsoon, weather forecasters are not optimistic Filipinos will get a good view of the eclipse.