A total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly and completely into the dark inner shadow, or umbra, cast by the Earth.
If not obscured by clouds, the eclipse should be visible to the unaided eye from anywhere in the Southland.
On the west coast, the moon will start to enter the outer part of the Earth’s shadow at about 1:47 a.m. Wednesday, according to NASA.
A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth’s shadow.
Diehard sky-watchers and those just looking for a little beauty in the sky from the grounds of North America were pleased to see in the early morning hours of yesterday the “Blood Moon” total lunar eclipse, including local photographer Marty Lazniarz.