Cloud cover might ruin Sacramento’s view of a total lunar eclipse early Saturday.
The total eclipse, sometimes known as a “blood moon” because the full moon appears reddish-orange, will last about five minutes beginning at 4:57 a.m.
But the National Weather Service projects that clouds will obscure about a third of the region’s sky at that time, and there is a very slight chance of rain.
If it doesn’t work out, Sacramento sky viewers will get another chance to see the phenomenon Sept. 27. After that, viewers will have to wait until 2018.