There will be a lunar eclipse this Saturday, March 3rd, a total one! Most excellent. From spaceweather.com:
Set aside some time this weekend for sky watching. On Saturday night, March 3rd, there's going to be a total lunar eclipse. What will it look like? Doug Murray of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, took this picture during a similar eclipse in 2004: (pic posted above)
This weekend's eclipse will be visible from parts of all seven continents: map. Europe and Africa are favored. People there will see Earth's red shadow swallow the Moon for more than an hour around 23:21 GMT: animation.
Here in the United States, you have to be in the eastern half of the country to witness totality. At the end of the day on Saturday, go outside and face east. As the sun sets behind your back, a red Moon will rise before your eyes--fantastic! Maximum eclipse is at 6:21 p.m. EST.