The total eclipse will last 1 hour 42 minutes and 57 seconds.
"This eclipse is special because just by chance it happens that the moon will cross the shadow of the Earth nearly along its diameter, which makes the eclipse a few minutes longer than usual", Francisco Diego, an astronomer at University College London in the United Kingdom, told NBC News.
The same day, Mars will be at its brightest as it travels close to earth, so observers may be able to see what looks like an orange-red star which is in fact the so called red planet. The eclipse is set to occur during North America's daytime, but will be visible in Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, and the Middle East. It was also a "mini-moon" because the moon was the farthest from Earth and appears small.
"This is actually nearly as long as a lunar eclipse could be", Prof Tim O'Brien, an astrophysicist at University of Manchester, explained.More news: Force India in administration: Sergio Perez explains action
The eclipse will occur just after sunset and last for one hour and 43 minutes.
Excited skywatchers on social media have shared photos of the bright planet just to the right of the moon.
Dr Emily Brunsden, director of the University of York's Astrocampus, added that this eclipse was a "micro blood moon".
This will be a great way for North Americans to get a glimpse of the event.More news: Investors anticipate lower performance on Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN) Based on P/E
"Provided the clouds clear a little, hopefully we'll get a good view of it".
Unlike with solar eclipses, no special equipment is needed to observe lunar eclipses.
Sadly, if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you'll miss the lunar eclipse because it will take place during our daylight hours.
That colour is due to sunlight leaking through Earth's atmosphere and reaching the Moon.
"The moon is passing very close to the center of Earth's shadow, so it is passing on a chord that nearly equals the full diameter of the shadow", Steve Edberg, an astronomer who recently retired from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, told the Los Angeles Times.More news: Lions coach: Crusaders get away with a lot