Tonight's full moon will get colorful, thanks to a total lunar eclipse—the last one until Dec. 2010. A lunar eclipse happens when the Moon passes through the Earth's shadow, giving it a reddish cast. Totality and maximum beauty happens at 9:26 pm CST. The moon starts to go into shadow about 8 p.m. CST.
Look for another color. Some observers of recent lunar eclipses have noted a flash of turquoise on either side of totality, around 9:01 p.m. CST and 9:51 p.m. CST.
No special equipment is required, just your own eyes. Go outside and take a look.
Click here for more detail and graphics in a NASA bulletin.