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Here's when and where to watch Sunday's supermoon eclipse

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 2015-09-25 Alejandro Alba
There will be a supermoon eclipse on the night of September 27, 2015. - YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images © Provided by New York Daily News There will be a supermoon eclipse on the night of September 27, 2015. - YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images

This weekend, when you look into the night sky you will be able to see a blood red, larger-than-life moon projecting against the stars; the first in more than 30 years.

The rare event is due to the supermoon total lunar eclipse that is expected to happen on Sunday night. Anyone in the U.S. will be able to witness the event from their own backyards or watch the livestream on NASA's website.

NASA expects the eclipse to last approximately 1 hour and 11 minutes beginning at 10: 11 p.m. and peaking at approximately 10:47 p.m. The live stream will begin at 8 p.m. when the supermoon is shining bright and it'll end at 11:30 p.m.

NASA will also be answering questions regarding the eclipse via Twitter by using the hashtag #askNASA.

A 'blood moon' has always been seen as a bad omen throughout history, but NASA explains the red filtering is caused by particulates in Earth's atmosphere. Experts have said that when there are a lot of fires or volcanic eruptions, lunar eclipses will appear darker and redder.

Once the moon hides behinds Earth's shadow—the umbra—during an eclipse, sunlight reaches the moon indirectly and it's refracted around the edges of Earth, which then causes all colors to be filtered with the exception of red.

The supermoon eclipse will also be visible from South America, Europe, Africa and parts of West Asia. NASA said another supermoon eclipse won't occur until 2033.

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