Go outside tonight and see the total lunar eclipse.
Tonight's eclipse is easy and convenient for much of the world to see.
Anyone who can spot a
can see it fade out as the
Earth's shadow engulfs it.
No protective glasses or expensive telescopes are needed, just a little
The above illustration shows how the eclipse will appear across the Earth.
The total lunar eclipse starts at 9:14 pm
Eastern Daylight Time, equivalent to 1:14 am
in the morning for sky enthusiasts in the
From the moment the first part of the
Moon disappears to the moment
that the last part of the Moon reappears will be 3 hours and 40 minutes.
For those unfortunate enough to suffer
clouds, the eclipse can also be followed over several livewebcasts.