Strawberry Moon 2018: See June's full moon tonight

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Astronomers predict that much of the world will be able to view the total eclipse except for the United States and Canada.

The Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand website shows the total eclipse - or blood moon - starting in New Zealand at a few seconds before 7.30am.

The total lunar eclipse will follow the super blue blood moon of January 31, which too was a once-in-a-lifetime event when a supermoon, lunar eclipse and blue moon combine together at the same time. At their furthest from each other, the two planets can be around 400m km apart.

As of now, the eclipse can be seen only on https://www.timeanddate.com/live/.

People in Asia, Australia and Indonesia will get the greatest view of the eclipse during morning hours.

It will be a double treat for sky gazers tonight as Saturn will be at its closest point of the year.

Already Mars is unusually bright.

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If skies are clear Wednesday night, go outside and look up. The one thing that sets this eclipse apart will be the duration of totality.

Mars is red because it is covered in a layer of dust mainly made up of iron, which has rusted.

A total lunar eclipse, commonly referred to as a "blood moon" due to the rusty-red color the lunar surface turns as it slides into Earth's darkest shadow, will happen on July 27. The planet, it added, will rise in the southeast sky around sunset before setting in the west around sunrise.

Those in the Midwest, Plains and parts of the South are expected to have good viewing conditions, although spotty thunderstorms could block the sky in some areas, Dolce said.

At what time will you see the moon?

Saturn is now at opposition, meaning it and the sun are at opposite sides of Earth. The 2003 close approach was the closest in almost 60,000 years, with the two planets within 55.8m km of each other.

The eclipse will be visible only from the Eastern hemisphere - Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.The last longest eclipse took place on July 16, 2000, and lasted for one hour and 46.4 minutes.

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