Lunar Eclipse Tonight PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 December 2010 08:35

Tomorrow (Tues) may be the first day of winter and the shortest day of the year, but 3 months from now, astronomically, winter will be over.

That's according to U of S Astronomy expert, Stan Shadick.

He says tomorrow night (Tues) will be the longest night of the year.

But before all this, overnight tonight, will be a total lunar eclipse.

Shadick says the earth's shadow will begin to cover the full moon just after midnight.

By 1:41 a.m. the moon will be totally covered by the shadow.

Lunar eclipses occur once or twice a year, but what makes this one rare is that it's happening on the same day of the winter solstice.

The last time that happened was 4 hundred and 56 years ago.

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Last Updated on Monday, 20 December 2010 09:15