A rare yet remarkable celestial treat is just a couple of hours away for a majority of Earth; the longest total lunar Eclipse or the blood moon, which happens to fall on Friday, July 27. A total lunar eclipse would paint the entire moon blood red on Friday.
The entire celestial event is likely to last for approximately 4 hours. However, the phenomenon of totality, which occurs when the moon is completely engulfed in Earth's shadow would last for approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, making it the longest total lunar eclipse of the century.
The eclipse will be observable in parts of South America, most parts of Africa, and Central and West Asia. However, for the people of North America, the Moon would be below the horizon due to which, they would have to miss this chance.