Starting at 8 a.m. EST, viewers can check out the above webcast to watch the last total lunar eclipse until 2014. The main event will start at 9:05 a.m. EST and last almost an hour.
The feed by will narrated by astronomer Bob Berman. He will be joined by BBC presenter Duncan Copp, who directed the Apollo documentary “In the Shadow of the Moon,” and heliophysicist Lucie Green, from the Mullard Space Science Laboratory. Viewers will have the opportunity to call in and ask questions.
A lunar eclipse happens when the Earth slips between the sun and the moon, casting a long shadow on the lunar surface and darkening it. But sunlight filters in through the edges of the Earth’s atmosphere, casting a reddish-orange glow on the moon. This light is a projection of all the sunrises and sunsets happening on Earth at this time, creating a spectacular cosmic show.