EFEMiami, US

A full moon, at its closest point to Earth, and a total lunar eclipse will coincide Wednesday in a red supermoon visible around the world.

This rare lunar trifecta will make the moon appear blood red for about "a dozen minutes," said NASA planetary scientist Argentinian Lucas Paganini, who appreciates the opportunity provided by this natural phenomenon to "share the beauty of our skies."

On Wednesday, the full moon will be at the closest point to Earth this year, making it appear larger and 15 percent brighter than at other times, Paganini said.

The total lunar eclipse, which occurs when the Moon completely passes through the Earth's shadow, will begin at 08:47 GMT on Wednesday, NASA reported.