Experts said that the earth will move directly in between the moon and the sun causing a total lunar eclipse which occurs when the earth's shadow falls on the moon. The exact timing of this darkest and longest lunar eclipse will be from 12:53 AM to 2:32 AM.
"This will be the darkest lunar eclipse in 87 years as the centres of the sun, the earth and the moon would be nearly in one straight line," said Gujarat Science City's senior scientist Narottam Sahoo.
"The last such lunar eclipse was observed on August 6, 1971 and the next one will be 47 years from now on, on June 6, 2058," informed Sahoo.
Gujarat Science City officials also have organised a special show and educational activities on Thursday, Jun 16 over the rarest show of moon, sun and earth.