Total Lunar Eclipse Tonight

by Ryan on December 20, 2010

in Anything Else,Culture,Pop Culture,science

Total lunar eclipses are not as rare as total solar eclipses, but they’re pretty cool nonetheless.  Tonight, however, a rare cosmic configuration takes place:  a total lunar eclipse on the night of the winter solstice.  In fact, it’s been 372 years since this alignment happened last!  Pretty cool.  It’ll hit “totality” at 2:41am EST.  The whole event should last about 72 minutes, with the early stages starting around 1:20am EST.

If you’re up it’ll be pretty amazing — I usually love watching lunar eclipses, but will miss this one.  Here’s a time-lapse eclipse from 2008:

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