Lunar Eclipse Saturday “Should Be Quite Colorful”

On Saturday night the full moon will slip into Earth’s shadow and darken to an orange-reddish glow, giving sky-watchers their second chance this year to catch an astronomer’s delight: a total lunar eclipse.

The celestial show will be visible throughout most of the Americas, Europe, Africa, and western and southern Asia, giving up to three billion people–weather permitting–a rewarding view of the cosmic display.