Missouri and all of North America will be able to see a near-total eclipse of the moon during the early morning hours this Saturday. The partial eclipse will begin a few minutes after midnight. At its peak at 3:03 Saturday morning, the moon will be at 99.1 percent eclipse. At this point, the moon will not entirely go dark but will turn deep orange. Various stages of the eclipse will last over six hours. A partial lunar eclipse has not lasted more than six hours since the 1400s. Over the next year, viewers will be able to see two total lunar eclipses, when the Earth’s shadow will completely blanket the Moon and give it a true “Blood Moon” color. There will be a Total Lunar Eclipse on May 15th and 16th of next year and one on November 8th of next year.