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Lunar eclipse October 2014: Watch it live, right here

Blood moon
The lunar eclipse begins early Wednesday. You can watch it live here.
(Lawrence K. Ho)

The second lunar eclipse of 2014 will take place early Wednesday morning, and you can watch it live right here.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth's shadow creeps across the face of the moon, turning it an eerie shade of red.

The dramatic part of the eclipse begins at 2:14 a.m. Totality, when the entire moon is bathed in the Earth's shadow, starts at 3:25 a.m. 

If cloudy skies are blocking your view, or if you just can't bear the thought of getting out of bed and heading to the backyard, you do have the option of watching the eclipse online.

The Griffith Observatory will be live-streaming a view of the moon. The webcast begins Tuesday evening at 9:45 and will continue until 5:45 Wednesday morning.

If you have questions about what you are seeing, head over to NASA's website where you'll find another live-stream of the eclipse, as well as experts who will be up from 12 a.m. until about 4 a.m. to explain the eclipse to the public.

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