Those keen enough to stay awake in the Americas will catch the rare celestial show as the Earth’s shadow falls across the Moon…. Creating a ‘blood moon’
The Moon has begun change in color, from orange to blood red in a total lunar eclipse.
The blood moon will unfold over three hours from 06:58 BST (05:58 GMT) as the Moon moves into the Earth’s shadow.
From 07:06 GMT the Moon will be fully eclipsed for more than 75 minutes and shrouded in a red glow.
Parts of the eclipse can been seen from north-west Africa and the eastern half of South America, but some stages will be missed because they occur after moonset.
08:45 BST is the best time to catch the eclipse.
However if you weren’t fortunate enough to see this one there will be a further three eclipses during 2014: an annular solar eclipse on 29 April, a total lunar eclipse on 8 October and a partial solar eclipse on 23 October.
Each year, between mid-October and mid-November, the Taurid meteors, or the “Halloween fireballs” as they’ve become known, shoot across the night sky.
This year, the prime viewing times are between the 5th and 12th November, and can be spotted before the moon rises — around 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 5, and about 55 minutes later on subsequent nights — some 10 to 15 meteors may appear per hour. They are often yellowish-orange in colour and appear to move rather slowly, quite uncharacteristic for meteors.
For more viewing tips, please see here.