The longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming Friday

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The totality will begin around 4:21 p.m. People in the eastern part of South America and western parts of Europe will be able to see it at moonrise while parts of western Australia will get a glimpse during moonset.

The eclipse will be visible in the Eastern Hemisphere including Eastern Africa, the Middle East, Central and Southern Asia and the Indian Ocean region.

A total lunar eclipse only happens when the earth moves between the sun and the moon and completely blocks direct sunlight from reaching the moon.

A "super blue blood moon" is a combination of a supermoon, blue moon and lunar eclipse.

It is going to be the longest eclipse of the 21st century Although it is expected to last 103 minutes, those in the United Kingdom and Ireland will not be able to see the start of the lunar eclipse as the moon will still be below the horizon. Partial eclipses will precede and succeed the total eclipse, meaning that from start to finish, the moon will spend almost four hours travelling behind Earth.

The eclipse will begin at 20:24 and will last three hours, 55 minutes.

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The Red Moon was clearly captured in Istanbul, Turkey, in January of this year.

The society says the moon will rise at 8.49pm in London and at 9.22pm in Edinburgh, ending around 12.28am - and all you'll need to see it is a pair of binoculars.

The entire eclipse will also be visible from all parts of India. The eclipse will end at 11.14, making it the longest eclipse of the moon this century.

The full moon in July is also known as "mini-moon" because it is at the farthest distance from the Earth and seems small. But it's time to take out those cameras again because, guess what, the Moon's coming back in red. And weather permitting, the Full Buck moon should not disappoint.

- We were lucky in Ukraine can be observed in nearly all phases of the total lunar Eclipse. "The total phase of the eclipse - called the totality - spans 1 hour 42 minutes and 57 seconds", said EarthSky's Bruce McClure. Unlike a solar eclipse, the lunar event can be viewed without wearing protective eye gear.

Unfortunately, given that the total eclipse is scheduled to occur from 3:30 p.m.to 5:13 p.m. EDT, North Americans will be unable to observe the epic celestial event. The approach of Mars on July 31 will bring the two planets closest and the planet Mars to be seen brightest since 2003.

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