The rare event occurs when Mars reaches its closest point to the sun as the same time as Earth's orbit brings it directly between the two. The Mahila Seva Samaj School, in association with Aryabhata Planetarium, will be setting up a high-end telescope in the playground to view the spectacular blood moon.
In the United Kingdom: the partial eclipse will begin at 8.30pm BST on Friday, and the total eclipse will occur between 9.20pm and 10.12pm, with the moon visible to the south-east.
The areas of our planet from which this can be experienced are very limited, because the total lunar eclipse must be ongoing at the time of moonset/sunrise. "The rim of the Earth would be glowing because light is being scattered by the Earth's atmosphere".
In our case, Otago and Southland stood to get the best glimpse, although, even from Auckland, the eclipse would still be partial as the moon disappeared below the horizon.
The eclipse of the moon will not be visible from North America or most of the Pacific.
During a total lunar eclipse, the moon takes on its ghostly red pallor because of the Earth's shadow.
And keep in mind to try and catch the event as soon as you can because the moon will only be in a state of total eclipse until 11.15 pm when it will start to emerge and regain its normal appearance.
The total eclipse, where the earth will be plunged in total darkness when the earth's shadow completely covers the moon, will last for about one hour and 43 minutes. Those who live in Asia and Australia will be able to see the eclipse between midnight and sunrise on July 28.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth lines up between the sun and the moon, blocking out the sun's light and casting a shadow on the lunar surface.
The partial phase will start at 9:24pm and the total phase at 10:30pm, while the maximum totality will be at 11:22pm; where Earth's shadow will block 161% of full moon.
The colouration of this so-called "blood moon" - an occurrence shrouded in ancient superstition - was due to some sunlight leaking through Earth's atmosphere and reaching the moon.
Due to how its relative size in the sky, the eclipse makes it appear as if there's a ring of light around the moon.
Lunar Eclipse and Solar Eclipse, referred to as Chandra Grahan and Surya Grahan respectively, hold special significance in the Hindu calendar.
This is what gives the phenomenon the name "blood moon", though Mark Bailey of the Armagh Observatory in Northern Ireland said the colour can vary greatly. However, Mars's orbit is more elliptical than that of the Earth, meaning that sometimes we pass by closer than other times.