Blood moon and close approach of Mars will paint the sky red

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As this light passes through Earth's atmosphere it will tend to refract, or bend, slightly.

So there is no risk to damage your eyes with the direct sun rays. That's because the moon has no atmosphere. During Friday's eclipse, the moon will be passing nearly directly through the middle of the shadow, maximising the time that moon spends in darkness.

The first event to create a habitable environment on the Moon could be four billion years ago when a proto-Earth collided with some other body and ended up forming the Earth and the Moon.

Solar eclipses are typically only seen by a small selection of the earth's population because the shadow cast by the moon is comparatively smaller than that cast by the earth.

Another factor that will play a role in the eclipse's duration is the path that the moon will taking through the Earth's shadow.

The super blue blood moon is seen at full lunar eclipse from Quezon City on January 31, 2018.

By volume, about 80% of Earth's atmosphere is made of nitrogen gas, or N2, and most of the rest is oxygen gas, or O2. Blue light bends more than red light, so the blue light is more scattered. This increases the time in which the moon is blocked from the sun. According to Nasa, on top of the reddish tint given to the moon from the eclipse, the moon was also very close to earth's orbit, making it appear larger and brighter.

A similar thing happens during a lunar eclipse.

Via Denali National Park and Preserve
Via Denali National Park and Preserve

Life on the Moon could have originated much as it did on Earth but the more likely scenario is that it would have been brought in by a meteorite, according to Schulze-Makuch.

East Africa, the Middle East and a region of Central Asia stretching as far east as India and as far north as parts of southern Russian Federation should get a spectacular view of the so-called blood moon. While, a section of scientists have also indicated the possibility of high tides and sea erosion along Kerala coast.

Primarily visible from Africa, Asia, Europe, and Australia, North Americans will have to sit this one out.

Well, sky-watchers in the Americas are out of luck this time around.

The stellar alignment will result in the moon disappearing into the Earth's shadow and reappearing as the ominous Blood Moon. It will occur on July 27 and it going to be unique.

In Oman, the partial eclipse will begin around 10.24pm, while total eclipse is expected to begin at 11.30pm.

The period of complete eclipse - known as "totality", when the moon appears darkest - will last from 1930 to 2113 GMT.

The moon sets near a light on the roof of Safeco Field during a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and the Chicago White Sox, Saturday, July 21, 2018, in Seattle.

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