Watch live: 'super blue blood moon' eclipse from points in the West

The big celestial event when you can see a blue moon, supermoon and red moon from a full lunar eclipse will start around 3:45 a.m. Wednesday in Southern California. If you aren't planning to go out to watch, no worries. Live streams from NASA and observatories in the West can take you there.

NASA Television will broadcast views of what it calls a "super blue blood moon" from telescopes at the agency's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base near Lancaster, the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, and the University of Arizona's Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter near Tucson.


The changing moon will be best seen, provided skies are clear, along the West Coast, Alaska and Hawaii.

You can watch NASA TV starting at 2:30 a.m. Pacific time at and follow the space agency's Twitter feed too.

Griffith Observatory TV also will stream the moon's changes from 3:45 to 7 a.m. Totality begins at 4:51 a.m. and ends at 6:07 a.m.

If you want to watch somewhere that's not in front of your computer or tablet, the grounds of Griffith Observatory will be open starting at 3:30 a.m. for those who want to watch from L.A.'s high point.

In Big Bear Lake, the Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve at 44999 North Shore Drive provides a good viewing spot around 7,000 feet in elevation. In Hawaii, travelers can visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for a free viewing with astronomer Dean Regas of the PBS show "Star Gazers." It begins at 8:30 p.m. local time at the Kilauea Overlook.

Sky gazers can expect to see a full lunar eclipse during which the moon takes on a red or copper cast, known as a blood moon. The full moon's closest position to Earth makes it a supermoon, making it seem brighter. And the blue moon means it's the second full moon of the month.

The next total lunar eclipse that will be seen in North America will happen Jan. 21, 2019.