Early risers in Kansas City can glimpse the start of a total lunar eclipse on Saturday, weather permitting.
As the full moon sets in the west, it will seem to be gobbled up by Earth’s shadow. (No special equipment is required to observe a lunar eclipse.)
The partial phase of the eclipse will begin about 5:15 a.m., with the moon totally eclipsed relatively briefly, from 6:54 to 7:06 a.m.
Alas, for skygazers in Kansas City, that’s about the time the sun is rising and the moon is setting, which will preclude viewing the end of the eclipse.