And the entire partial eclipse will last more than four hours as it rises on Friday and into Saturday.
Sky-watchers in the Eastern Hemisphere will have the best opportunities, including Africa, India, China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Noah Petro, a scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre, recommended “either renting a boat and driving it to the middle of the Indian Ocean or visiting relatives in Ethiopia for the best seat in the house.”
What time is Blood Moon over United Arab Emirates?
The penumbral eclipse starts at 9.14pm UAE local time, according to TimeandDate.com, before the partial eclipse takes effect at 10.24pm.
The total eclipse will follow at 11.30pm, with maximum viewing at 12.21am.
Totality will finish at 1.13pm before the partial eclipse ends at 2.19am.
The penumbral eclipse will go on longer until 3.28am, but will this not be visible to the naked eye.
What is this lunar eclipse so long?
July’s full moon and the lunar apogee – the point when the moon is at its further point from Earth during its orbit – will coincide on the same day.
Astronomer Brian McClure of EarthSky.org said: “Sometimes called an apogean full moon, or micro-moon or mini-moon, this smaller and slower-moving full moon takes more time to cross the Earth’s shadow than does a full moon that’s closer to Earth and moving faster in orbit.
“That’s why a full moon at or near lunar apogee adds to the duration of a total lunar eclipse.
“The longest possible total lunar eclipse is one hour and 47 minutes.”
Will the blood moon be visible in the UK and the United States?
Americans will miss out on July’s blood moon but it will be visible in the UK.
Although viewing opportunities will be rife everywhere, people living in the west of Britain will have the best views.
Draw up a seat below the sky in either Gower Peninsula in Wales, the Isles of Scilly or Cornwall for prime viewing.
The lunar eclipse is expected to peak after 8.30pm BST but the exact time will vary according to individual cities.