A penumbral lunar eclipse will take place Friday evening.
The skies will be clear over the Portland Metro area, but the timing of the sky show will take place mostly before the moon rises here on the west coast.
The eclipse will begin at 2:51 p.m. local time, with peak coverage of the moon by the earth's shadow at 4:50 p.m. and the conclusion of the moon leaving Earth's shadow at 6:47 p.m.
The bad news for Portland is that the moon will not rise in the east until 6:11 pm, meaning the eclipse will be nearly over by the time the moon starts to rise.
Nonetheless, look to the east to see a partial shadow cast over the moon for about 30 minutes as our favorite rock rises in the sky.