Starting at about 6:06 a.m. local time, the moon will slip completely behind Earth’s shadow, and will re-emerge from the total eclipse about 50 minutes later. The moon will set and the sun will rise before the entire astronomical event is over, however.
During this eclipse, according to astronomers, the risen sun will be visible at the same time as the eclipsed moon, with the sun in the eastern sky and the moon in the west.
The most recent lunar eclipse, on June 15 of this year, wasn’t visible in North America. The next solar eclipse, when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, is predicted for May 20, 2012, and will be visible in part from Tracy.