The Super Blood Wolf Moon will be visible to sky gazers all over the world on Sunday or Monday, depending on where you live. A lunar eclipse happens when the Earth, Moon and Sun line up at the same time and create the breaktaking celestial event of a blood moon when the surface of the lunar is illuminated with a red tint. The eclipse is visible to people in North and South America, as well as parts of Europe and Africa.
How to watch the total lunar eclipse in the US
Skywatchers in North America will treated to the lunar eclipse in its entirety when the moon will turn blood red.
The next total eclipse will not happen until May, 2021, and in 2022 in the US.
In North America, the eclipse is best viewed on Sunday evening for most states.
To find out the timings of the eclipse in the US different time zones
The eclipse is also visible in Canada and if skies remain clear, then everyone in Canada will be able to see it.
Environment Canada says there shall be clear skies on Sunday night with a low of -4 degrees celsius, so night sky watchers will be able to view the eclipse in comfort.
The lunar eclipse will be visible with the naked eye, so Canadians should be able to see the eclipse just by going outside and looking up.
To find out the timings of the eclipse in the Canada different time zones
How to watch the total lunar eclipse in the UK
The UK will be able to enjoy this year’s blood moon, but because of time zones, the spectacle will be visible on Monday morning rather than Sunday evening.
A blood moon last occurred in July 2018, but clouds largely obscured the phenomenon in the UK.
The best time to view the eclipse is at 5.12am GMT on Monday, but skygazers should start watching from 4.41am until 5.43am GMT to view entire totality.
The Moon will then start emerging from the Earth’s umbra and will have lost its red colour by 6.51am GMT.
How to watch the total lunar eclipse online
In the UK, Royal Museums Greenwich is hosting a Facebook Live event from 8pm tonight.
The Virtual Telescope Project will start broadcasting its live stream from 3.30 am on Monday morning.
And TimeandDate.com will begin their coverage at 10 pm ET on Sunday 3 am Monday.
The live streams are a perfect opportunity to view the spectacle from the comfort of your own home or if visibility is poor in your country.