Total lunar eclipse is on Tuesday and won't happen again for 3 years

Total lunar eclipse is on Tuesday and won't happen again for 3 years

A total lunar eclipse is scheduled to take place on November 8.

The initial phase of the eclipse begins at 3.02 am ET, according to NASA.

The partial eclipse will begin at 4.09 am ET to appear like a half moon.

The lunar disk will enter totality at 5.17 am ET and will last for about an hour and a half.

People living in North America, Central America, Colombia and western Venezuela as well as Peru will be able to see the eclipse in totality.

At the same time, those in Alaska and Hawaii will be able to see all stages of the eclipse.

A lunar eclipse takes place when the Sun, Earth and Moon align.

The phenomenon causes the moon to appear red, often called a "blood moon".