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Monday, December 20, 2010

Tonight's Lunar Eclipse Comes With a Cool Twist

A rare event not seen in 372 years will occur early Tuesday morning, when a total lunar eclipse coincides with the winter solstice. While you can't see the solstice, the eclipse promises to be an amazing spectacle.

And if that's not freaky cool enough, a minor meteor shower is expected to send a few shooting stars through the darkened sky during the height of the eclipse. Weather permitting, viewers in North and South America, as well as the northern and western parts of Europe, and a small area of northeast Asia should get a great view of the total eclipse of the moon.

To put it into preceptive the United States of America is 216-222 years old[wiki]. So if you want to witness something pretty extremely rare take a peek outside tonight. No telescope is needed but if you have one, take it out to be treated to a close up view of something truly special.

[Space.com]

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