Blood Moon Live: WATCH a live stream of the Lunar Eclipse over the US here

The shortest lunar eclipse in 100 years will be visible to billions of people today, just two weeks after the UK was treated to an amazing solar eclipse.

The UK is too far away from this eclipse and it is set to only last 4 minutes so make sure you don’t miss it by watching the Live stream above.

Although not visible in the UK, the eclipse will be seen over Asia, America and Australia.

The moon will turn blood-red as it passes into the earth’s shadow, peaking between 12.58pm and 1.03pm.

The moon is set to turn blood-red on September 28 this year – and it’ll last a much healthier one hour and 20 minutes.

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Next Lunar eclipse Merseyside details

What is a lunar eclipse ?

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its shadow.

This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. Hence, a lunar eclipse can only occur the night of a full moon.

Unlike a solar eclipse, which can only be viewed from a certain relatively small area of the world, a lunar eclipse may be viewed from anywhere on the night side of the Earth.

A lunar eclipse usually lasts for a few hours, whereas a total solar eclipse lasts for only a few minutes at any given place, due to the smaller size of the Moon’s shadow.

Also unlike solar eclipses, lunar eclipses are safe to view without any eye protection or special precautions, as they are dimmer than the full Moon

Look through our amazing gallery of the solar eclipse above Wirral:

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