The second — and final — total lunar eclipse of 2014 will occur early Wednesday morning, just before sunrise in South Jersey.

The moon will appear a coppery red, so it's been 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.

During the eclipse, although it's completely in the shadow of Earth, a bit of reddish sunlight still reaches the moon.

You don't need special glasses to view it, unlike a solar eclipse, so feel free to stare directly at the moon. Binoculars or a telescope would improve the view.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, Earth and the full moon form a nearly straight line so that the full moon passes through Earth's shadow, called the umbra, according to

Officially, the total eclipse will start at 6:25 a.m. ET.

Unfortunately ,there's a good chance it will be cloudy Wednesday morning in South Jersey.  If you cannot see the eclipse in your own yard, you can watch it live online here. The 4-hour-long Slooh webcast will start at 5 a.m., a NASA webcast begins at 3 a.m. EDT

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