During this year's first complete lunar eclipse on Sunday, the moon will radiate a red colour, in sharp contrast to its usual milky white lustre.

According to EarthSky, a partial lunar eclipse will begin at 10:27 p.m. ET on Sunday, followed by a total lunar eclipse at 11:29 p.m. ET. At 12:53 a.m. ET, the complete eclipse will come to an end. Monday

According to NASA, a lunar eclipse happens when the moon, Earth, and sun align, with the moon passing into Earth's shadow. A complete lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the deepest area of the Earth's shadow, known as the umbra, according to NASA.

According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, when the sun's rays reach the Earth, much of the blue and green light is scattered, but the orange and red hues stay visible, which is why the moon takes on a crimson tint and is referred to as the "blood moon."

Because the total lunar eclipse must occur at night, not everyone will be able to view it, according to Noah Petro, chief of NASA's Planetary Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Lab.

The lunar eclipse will be visible from South America and the eastern half of North America. Much of Africa, Europe, and South America, as well as much of North America, will see the complete lunar eclipse.

According to Petro, viewing a lunar eclipse with your naked eye is entirely safe. "The nice thing about lunar eclipses is that you don't need any special equipment other than a desire to go outside and a clear horizon," Petro explained.

Avoid bright lights and big structures that may obscure your vision for the best viewing experience, he said. According to Petro, while the eclipse's peak may only last a few minutes, the moon's coppery tones will fluctuate throughout the night. According to him, these variations make the eclipse more exciting to observe during the eclipse rather than just at one point.

You may watch a livestream of the lunar eclipse from NASA if it's overcast or the eclipse is simply not visible. According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, there will be seven more full moons in 2022: – June 14: Strawberry moon – July 13: Buck moon – August 11: Sturgeon moon