The lunar eclipse begins early. The suggestion is to be up on a hill if possible for the best view, so if it is not raining or cloudy, it sounds like picnic time.
When the show begins and ends
Wednesday evening's lunar eclipse will begin in the eastern sky.
Partial eclipse: 5:43 p.m.
Total eclipse: 7:01 p.m.
Total eclipse ends: 7:51 p.m.
Partial eclipse ends: 9:09 p.m.