This weekend, when you look into the night sky you will be able to see a blood red, larger than life moon projecting against the stars.  The first in more than 30 years.

The rare event is due to the supermoon total eclipse that is expected to happen on Sunday night.  Anyone in the U.S. will be able to witness the event from their own backyards or watch the livestream on NASA's website.

NASA expects the eclipse to last approximately 1 hour and 11 minutes beginning at 10:11 p.m. and peaking at approximately 10:47 p.m.  The live stream will begin at 8 p.m. when the supermoon is shining bright and it'll end at 11:30 p.m.

The red filtering of the moon is caused by particulates in Earth's atmosphere.  Experts have said that when there are a lot of fires or volcanic eruptions, lunar eclipses will appear darker and redder.

The supermoon eclipse will also be visible from South America, Europe, Africa and parts of West Asia.  Nasa will be answering questions regarding the eclipse via Twitter by using the hashtag #askNASA.