At around 3:37 am, Pacific time, the moon will be entirely swathed in Earth’s shadow. If you live in the right areas, and are prepared to stay up late, you can watch it happen.
Oakland’s Chabot Space and Science Center and Wichita’s Lake Afton Observatory are both holding special events all night long. You can watch the eclipse through their telescopes, listen to presentations about what you’re seeing, and stay up way too late (or get up way too early) with a bunch of other science nerds. What’s not to like?
Those of you not in Kansas or the Bay area are encouraged to start driving, or just head to your local observatory. It’s not often you get such a powerful illustration of the cosmos at work.