The moon is going to give us a great show on January 31, 2018, when it will pass through the Earth's shadow. Weather permitting, you should be able to see the lunar eclipse if you can find a location that is high enough to see the moon when it is close to the horizon.
Look to the West-northwest. Be sure to search for a location ahead of time that will give you a clear view of the horizon. The eclipse will end when the moon is below the horizon in the Bryan-College Station, TX, area.
This moon is sometimes called a "blood moon" because it will turn a beautiful red color in totality. The moon appears to be a reddish color when a supermoon is in a full lunar eclipse. The term "blood moon" is thought to have origins in the Bible (Acts 2:20).
The following table provides lunar eclipse information for the Bryan-College Station area.
|Date||Eclipse Type||Begins||Maximum Viewing||Ends||Note|
|January 31||Total||4:51 am||7:15 am||7:19 am||Since the moon is close to the horizon, be sure to have a clear view of the horizon to the West-northwest.|