FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Stargazers in Fairfield County are keeping a close eye on weather conditions for early Wednesday morning in the hopes of seeing a total lunar eclipse, or "blood moon," according to weather.com.
The moon is expected to begin passing into the Earth's shadow at 5:15 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday morning. Once the moon is positioned behind the Earth, sunlight that is scattered through our atmosphere can often give the moon the reddish color that is responsible for the nickname of the celestial event, ABC News reported .
Conditions to view the eclipse in the Northeast remain iffy, however, as cloud cover and rain are in the forecast through Tuesday night and possibly into Wednesday morning.
The best conditions to view the total lunar eclipse will be in areas farther west, starting in the Lower Ohio Valley and stretching all the way to Northern California, weather.com said.
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