Eclipses occur only at full moon when the Sun, Earth and Moon are in a perfect line.
Because the Moon's orbit around Earth is not perfectly aligned with the plane of Earth's orbit around the Sun, eclipses do not occur at every full moon.
Unlike solar eclipses, [protective eyeglasses needed], lunar eclipses are safe to view with the naked eye. So arm yourself with a telescope and sit back comfortably, pray for a clear weather and wait for Godot or... the total eclipse phase. It's likewise!!
Otherwise, click for a QuickTime movie of a simulated eclipse.