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To listen to the audio narration and capture live photographic images of the lunar eclipse with the Slooh Space Camera, consumers need to go to Slooh.com and sign up for a free membership.
The appearance of lunar eclipses varies considerably, with the moon ranging from nearly invisible jet black to deep red, rust, bright copper-red, or orange.
Dr Robert Massey at the Royal Astronomical Society said: "As astronomers, we like to draw attention to lunar eclipses because they are extremely beautiful and very rare.
Lunar eclipses happen when the Earth passes directly between the sun and the moon, casting a shadow over our smaller companion.
A lunar eclipse, which can either be partial or full, occurs when the moon enters the earth's shadow and the sun, earth and moon are aligned.
Meanwhile, thousands of devotees took a holy dip in River Ganga after the partial lunar eclipse in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, the holy ritual commenced from 4 AM today.
Dubai Astronomy Group CEO Hasan Al Hariri said that it is not dangerous to look directly at the moon during a lunar eclipse because the moon is not giving off its own light.
Earlier, on July 27, second and last lunar eclipse of 2018 was experienced in many countries including Pakistan.
The world will on Friday experience a rare spectacle of the longest lunar eclipse in the 21st century.
SPECTACULAR: Different phases of a lunar eclipse. File photo
The moon will pass through the centre of the Earth's shadow making it the first central lunar eclipse since 2011 and the second total lunar eclipse in 2018 after the one in January.