LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — It’s time to watch the moon make a passage through Earth’s shadow.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon, Earth and sun fall into alignment, with the moon passing through Earth’s shadow, according to NASA.
When the moon passes through the darkest part of the Earth’s shadow, called the umbra, it’s known as as total lunar eclipse, the space agency said.
You don’t need any special equipment to observe a lunar eclipse, although binoculars or a telescope will enhance the view and the red color, the agency said.
A dark environment away from bright lights makes for the best viewing conditions.