How to watch the blood moon online

Look up!

There's two total lunar eclipses happening this year and the first one takes place between tonight and tomorrow morning. You don't want to miss it, because the next one won't take place for another six months.

As the moon passes through the Earth's shadow, experts predict that the moon will glow an eerie red-orange shade, a phenomenon astronomers call a "blood moon."

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• To view the eclipse: There is nothing complicated about how to view this celestial spectacle. Unlike an eclipse of the sun, which necessitates special viewing precautions in order to avoid eye damage, an eclipse of the moon is perfectly safe to watch. All you'll need to watch are your eyes, but binoculars or a telescope will give a much nicer view.

• When and where: If you're anywhere in the western hemisphere you'll be able to see it. The eclipse will occur between midnight and 7 a.m. in the morning. Sky gazers in the West and Hawaii should be prepared to watch for the eclipse tonight.

• What you need: A pot of coffee, a chair and a throw, your optical equipment (your eyes will do) and your best camera.

• To share your photos and videos: 11Alive's Chris Holcomb says it's going to be cloudy in the Atlanta area tonight, but if you're somewhere where you can see the Blood Moon, take pictures and video and send them to us at or our Facebook page. We may feature it on our platforms!

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