This lunar eclipse blood red because Mars is currently in the closest point to the earth.
Tonight, Wednesday, October 8, 2014, a total lunar eclipse will occur which create the appearance of satellite earth as red as blood or also called 'blood moon'.
United States Space Agency's website reveal the celestial phenomena will begin a partial eclipse phase began at 16:15 pm, followed by the total phase start 17:25 until 18:24 pm, and ends with a partial eclipse phase again until 19:34 pm.
"From that time, it is clear that Eastern Indonesia could only watch in full," wrote the head of the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (Lapan) Thomas Jamaladin in his blog. "In the western region of Indonesia, when the moon rises at maghrib total eclipse is underway."
"The whole area of Indonesia could be observed as observing the full moon," said the astronomer.
According to Thomas, the color of 'blood' occurs because as the Moon covered by Earth's shadow, but sunlight biased to give the impression reddish.
Blood red eclipse caused by the reflection of the Earth's atmosphere is generally a collection of dust resulting from volcanic eruptions.
The effects of Earth's atmosphere bursts displayed on the surface of the Moon, causing the Moon which had a slightly yellowish white, blood red. The thicker the collection of dust in the atmosphere will be red in color anyway.
Previous NASA called, the cause is a layer of dusty air surrounding the planet Earth, which causes memantulnya sunlight.
Meanwhile, the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics (BMKG) call, other than in the archipelago, a total lunar eclipse tonight could also be observed from observed also from America, the Pacific, Australia, and Asia, except West Asia.
Observers in Papua and Maluku most Eastern part will find the Moon are in a phase of penumbral lunar eclipse when the Earth satellite rises. Henceforth, the observer in this area will observe the eclipse until finished.
"While observers in western parts of Maluku, Sulawesi, Nusa Tenggara, most Big East Kalimantan and the eastern part of Java will find the Moon are in a phase of partial lunar eclipse, and will henceforth observe the eclipse to finish," according to the data loaded BMKG website.
The observers in most of the western part of Java, a small portion of West Borneo and Sumatra to observe the Moon is in the process of a total eclipse when the moon rises. "Only a small part in the western part of Sumatra were found in the phase of the Moon total lunar eclipse - which is over when the moon rises."