Lunar Eclipse, Early Wednesday Morning

October 8, 2014 4:15 AM

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The full moon will turn red for half of the world when Wednesday's lunar eclipse occurs, but some Americans and Asians could be treated to an extra helping of astronomical weirdness — the sight of an eclipsed moon sharing the sky with the sun.

Just seeing a lunar eclipse is a treat: This is the second in a "tetrad" series of four such events, spread over the course of 18 months. The first in the series took place in April; this time, the best seats in the house are in western North America, east Asia, Australia and the Pacific.

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