Storm clouds headed our way today could crimp viewing of the total lunar eclipse tonight in North Texas. The partial phase of the eclipse will begin at 7:53 p.m. as the moon encounters the edge of the earth's shadow. More of the moon will be ``disappearing from view until 9 p.m. when the moon turns red as moves within the earth's shadow. Mid-eclipse will be at 9:26 p.m. with total eclipse at 9:52 p.m.
Even if it is cloudy, the National Weather Service says to be patient because there are usually breaks or thin areas of high-level cirrus clouds.
For more detailed information and numerous graphics on the eclipse check out Sky and Telescope.