ST. CLOUD - A "blood moon" total lunar eclipse will take place on Wednesday morning.

The eclipse starts at 4:15 a.m. and will end at 7:34 a.m.

The eclipse will give the moon a rust-red color, resulting in a "blood moon". Former St. Cloud State University planetarium director David Williams says this is the result of sun rays reflecting off the surface of the earth.

The eclipse will start at 4:15 a.m. However, Williams says the best time to watch may be at 6:24 a.m. when the moon starts to leave the total eclipse.

Since it's happening close to dawn, some skywatchers may even be able to see the eclipse and the rising sun at the same time for a few minutes.

Williams adds that more people will be able to see this eclipse, since the last one happened in the middle of the night.

The next lunar eclipse will happen on April 4th 2015. There's also an upcoming solar eclipse on October 24th.

Complete lunar eclipse timeline for Wednesday morning:

  • Patial eclipse starts at 4:15 a.m.
  • Total eclipse starts at 5:25 a.m.
  • Total eclipse ends at 6:24 a.m.
  • Partial eclipse ends at 7:34 a.m.