The Vulcan Trek Station is the place to be this Sunday night to see the lunar eclipse.

Neel Roberts, the Astronomy Coordinator with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada says what people will see is a "super moon" which looks bigger than normal and it'll come up blood red.

"That's actually the refraction of the earth blocking the sun," Roberts says. "What people actually don't know is that that's all the sunrises and sunsets in the world happening at the same time so when we look at the moon that will rise over the Trek centre it'll come up blood red."

Roberts says it's a "super moon" because it's 14 per cent brighter than usual and it's a harvest moon, which before the days of electricity was what farmers used to harvest late into the evening.

He says they'll have telescopes, binoculars and other items so people can get a good look at the eclipse which won't be back until 2033.

Unlike a solar eclipse, the lunar eclipse is completely safe to look at with the naked eye.

lunar eclipse 2Moon as it approaches totality. Many participants can take such shots with a smartphone through the equipment used at the meetings. (photo courtesy Neel Roberts)

It all gets underway at 7 p.m. at the Trek Station in Vulcan.

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