Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon Will Create Easter Weekend Spectacle in the Sky

Sky gazers can expect an incredible sight early Saturday morning.

— -- Early risers and people who plan to party until dawn -- take notice.

The lunar spectacle will be the shortest in a century, lasting four minutes and 43 seconds.

The sky spectacle will be visible from all parts of the United States, with people in the eastern part of the country seeing the beginning stages of the partial eclipse before sunrise at 6:16 a.m. ET.

The total eclipse will be visible to people in the Western United States at 4:58 a.m. PT. At this time, the moon will turn a shade of blood red as it skims the outskirts of Earth's shadow.

If you find yourself hitting the snooze button, you'll have another chance to catch a lunar eclipse this year. The fourth and final in the tetrad is set for Sept. 28, 2015.