10:33:00 PM

Live Images of the Total Lunar Eclipse DEC20-21, 2010 To Be Broadcast...

From Astronomers Without Borders...
Tune in to see the eclipsed Moon from sites around North America.
Unless otherwise noted, the broadcasters below are part of the Night Skies Network group of Mallincam users. The group web site lists all their channels. Those listed in red are currently broadcasting live. The list below includes all the channels that will be broadcasting a live image of the Moon during the eclipse. Click on a channel below or on the NSN web site to join in. Join the chat with others around the world by providing a user name of your choice. The channels are listed below in the order they will begin broadcasting...(more)...

12:47:00 AM

Only The Second Winter Solstice Total Lunar Eclipse In History !!!

From SpaceWeather.com Posted 12/19/10
RARE LUNAR ECLIPSE: The lunar eclipse of Dec. 20-21 falls on the same date as the northern winter solstice. Is this rare? It is indeed, according to Geoff Chester of the US Naval Observatory, who inspected a list of eclipses going back 2000 years. "Since Year 1, I can only find one previous instance of an eclipse matching the same calendar date as the solstice, and that is Dec. 21, 1638," says Chester. "Fortunately we won't have to wait 372 years for the next one...that will be on Dec. 21, 2094."

WHEN TO LOOK: The total eclipse lasts more than an hour from 12:41 am to 01:53 am MST on Tuesday morning, Dec. 21st. Any time within that interval is a good time to look. For other time zones, consult Shadow & Substance's animated eclipse.