There is a real treat for stargazers this Friday as a full lunar eclipse is set to occur that will see the moon turn red.
In what will be the longest lunar eclipse this century, stargazers will be treated to the rare ‘blood moon’ that will illuminate the night’s skies.
The rare phenomenon is expected to last 1 hour and 43 minutes will give amateur photographers the chance to capture some terrific shots.
According to astronomers the event will occur between 8.30pm and 10.13pm on Friday evening and it will be visible from the South East.
The natural phenomenon will occur as the Earth will pass between the sun and the moon.
Meanwhile there is an extra treat in store for astronomers and stargazers alike as Mars will appear brighter than ever before in the night skies.
It is understood this rare phenomenon will occur as the red planet will closer to Earth than it has ever been.