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Total Eclipse of the Moon

December 20, 2010

I was a day behind on this –so glad I saw a news story.   If you want to see the total lunar eclipse, look up tonight.

The total eclipse won’t be until after midnight (Eastern time), but anytime this evening will make for a spectacular show.

The moon will appear copper-colored or orange due to the Earth casting a shadow from the Sun onto the moon.

There is a great explanation of all the science behind the lunar eclipse here or here.

If you miss it, NASA has a webcam that you can catch tomorrow.

This is the first time a Total Lunar Eclipse has fallen on the Winter Solstice since 1638.  The next time this happens won’t be until 2094.

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  1. December 20, 2010 9:33 pm

    So glad you posted this — we’re going to check it out! How neat!!

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!! xoxo 🙂

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