Lunar Eclipse

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There is going to be a Lunar Eclipse on the Winter Solstice. It will start Dec 21 @12:29AM EST. Entering the Earth's Umbra(the shadow of the Earth) @1:33AM. The eclipse will become total @2:41AM EST lasting approximately 72 minutes. The best time to view is 3:15AM EST when the Moon will be at its peak. NASA reports the eclipse will then be at its peak and the moon will display the most brilliant shade of coppery red.
The penumbral part of the eclipse will end @5:01AM EST in which the Moon will become full again.

http://www.accuweather.com/blogs/news/story/43212/rare-total-lunar-eclipse-for-t.asp
 
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It was awesome! Just gazing at the colouring and 3 dimensional emphasis really puts the celestial mechanics into perspective. It's about 3:06 now and staying up was worth it!
 
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lunar eclipse on winter solstice happens once in 500 years, nice to catch one in our lifetime. Too bad i live in a city and the street lights illuminate up my flat almost as bright as day :(
 

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