The second and last total lunar eclipse of 2014 will happen early Wednesday morning, (October 8).  The Earth will be directly between the sun and the full moon, the eclipse will happen when the full moon passes directly through earth’s shadow.

 

In the Central time zone,  the lunar eclipse starts around 4:15 a.m. ending at 7:34 a.m.

 

The moon will appear to be a coppery red, so it's being called a Blood Moon. It'll look red because of all the sunsets and sunrises from the Earth that will reflect onto the lunar surface.

 

You don't need anything special to see the Blood Moon, but binoculars or a telescope would improve the view.

 

This video explains it all.

 

 

Wake up the kids and get them outside to see this. You'll be making a Science Memory.