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The total lunar eclipse, or "blood moon" began at 5.32am AEST on Saturday, lasting for one hour and 43 minutes, as the sun, Earth and moon aligned.

Friday's total lunar eclipse will be visible across large parts across Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, and South America.

While Mars may not be immediately visible without the right equipment, nonetheless, it would be an exciting opportunity to view the bright red planet right next to the red (eclipsed) Moon on that night.

Mars will add to the spectacle shining brightly below the blood moon as it reaches perihelic opposition - where the Red Planet and the sun are on directly opposite sides of Earth.

Beside Lake Magadi, 100 kilometres (60 miles) southwest of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, young members of the Maasai community watched the eclipse through a high-powered telescope provided by a local couple.

The "blood moon" effect is due to the visual effect generated when sunlight filters into the atmosphere and the colours orange and red are projected onto the Moon. The live stream starts at 11:30pm IST on July 27 2018, so you can hit the play button in the video embedded below at the designated time to start your viewing of the eclipse. In fact, it was at the farthest point on its orbit around the Sun, the Aphelion, just a few weeks before the eclipse, on July 6.

This picture shows the moon during the total lunar eclipse in the sky of Dubai on July 27, 2018.

"If you were standing on the moon in this eclipse, you would see the sun and then the earth would come in the way and blot out the sun", said Fabian. A lunar eclipse happens when the Moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow. Unlike solar eclipses, which require protective eyewear, a lunar eclipse can be viewed without specialized eye protection.

Mars will more likely appear as a very bright star.

For about half the world, the "blood moon" will be partly or fully in Earth's shadow from 1:14 p.m.to 7:28 p.m. ET.

On the night of the total lunar eclipse, Mars and the moon will be roughly six degrees apart in the night sky.

On the east coast of Australia, the eclipse began at 3.14am (AEST), with the Earth's shadow slowly taking a bite out of the pearly white full moon.

The lunar eclipse over Warsaw, Poland. The event can only be witnessed during the night time facing towards the moon.

Although it won't look almost as large as the blood moon, Mars will be its largest in size if you're looking through a telescope and close to its maximum brightness in our sky. This is why the moon will appear red during the eclipse, and is therefore sometimes nicknamed a "blood moon".