October Lunar Eclipse: Here's Who Will Be Able to See It
By Sean Breslin
Published: October 1, 2014
The second total lunar eclipse of the year is coming, and there's a good chance you'll be able to see it†ñ if the weather cooperates.
It's expected to peak before dawn on Wednesday, Oct. 8, and will be visible from almost everywhere in North America, Sky and Telescope reports.
"It promises to be a stunning sight, even from the most light polluted cities,"†said NASA eclipse expert Fred Espenak in a Red Orbit report. "I encourage everyone, especially families with curious children, to go out and enjoy the event."
During a total lunar eclipse, the Earth passes between the sun and moon, turning the moon a brilliant reddish shade. Some people claim they've seen a band of turquoise around the moon during past eclipses.
The turquoise shading is ozone and is only visible during the first and last minutes of totality and is best viewed through binoculars or a telescope, atmospheric scientist Richard Keen told Red Orbit.
Totality is expected to last from 6:25 a.m. until 7:24 a.m. EDT on Wednesday morning, reports Space.com. This is the second in a series of four lunar eclipses that will be visible from North America between 2014 and 2015, according to Sky and Telescope.