A total lunar eclipse will be seen over El Paso and most of North America beginning tonight, April 14 at 10:55 Mountain time, and the good news for El Paso is that the weather forecast looks great. The total lunar eclipse, sometimes called a blood moon because the moon turns red, happens when the sun, Earth and moon line up and Earth's shadow falls on the moon. The total phase will last 78 minutes.

Although it will be fully visible with the naked eye, you may want to consider hitting up the El Paso Community College Valle Verde Observatory for a much closer look. The observatory, located at 919 Hunter, will be open to the public beginning at 10:30 p.m. Telescopes will be provided

For a timeline of the eclipse over the El Paso sky, click HERE.