How to Watch the Lunar Eclipse
In the United States, January's total lunar eclipse will be best seen in the pre-dawn hours on Wednesday. Unlike many meteor showers where you need to be far from city lights in the middle of the night, you can just get up a little early in most parts of the country and catch the eclipse. You should be able to see it, weather permitting, from anywhere you normally see a full moon. (Alaska and Hawaii are exceptions. You'll be able to see it in both places throughout most of the night.)
In the continental US, you'll need to make a plan. According to a chart of when the eclipse begins and ends from Space.com, residents of the Pacific Time Zone will first see a partial eclipse at 3:48am. The total eclipse will last from 4:51am to 6:08am.
In the Mountain Time Zone, the partial eclipse will be visible at 4:48am, with the total eclipse lasting from 5:51am to 7:08am.
In the Central Time Zone, it's not going to be quite as good. The partial eclipse starts at 5:48am. The total eclipse kicks off at 6:51 and lasts until the moon sets around 7:36am.
On the eastern seaboard, you're not going to have as much luck. The partial eclipse starts at 6:48am and the moon will set around 7:06am before the total lunar eclipse commences.
For most of the country, it's going to be pretty easy to catch. So no excuses at work when you tell people you missed a perfectly good opportunity to see how amazing space is.