The ‘Blood Moon’ Lunar Eclipse: What’s Happening & Where to Watch if It’s Cloudy
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 Slooh.com.
Officially, the total eclipse will start at 6:25 a.m. ET.