We have a great treat coming up tonight marking the winter solstice, December 21st starting at very close to 11:30 PM CST (05:29:17 UT to be exact) the Moon will begin its journey through the Earth’s shadow culminating in a spectacular total lunar eclipse. Visibility will span all of North America and a sizable portion of the Pacific. Totality begins at 1:40 AM CST (07:40:47 UT) on December 22nd and lasting for a whopping 1 hour, 12 minutes and 21 seconds!
Get out your cameras or even just take some time to walk outside if you’re up in the wee hours of the morning to catch this last great astronomical event of 2010!
If you would like more information on this, please visit NASA’s website for eclipses here: NASA Eclipse Web Site
If you need to find out the corresponding times for viewing the eclipse please visit the following site: Time Zone Conversion