Lunar eclipse
Lunar eclipseCourtesy Mark Ryan
The Moon is set to be eclipsed by the Earth early, early Tuesday morning on December 21, 2010. It will be the last lunar eclipse for the year, and one I probably won't see. But if you're a night owl or insomniac living in the Central Time Zone, the celestial phenomenon starts at 12:33am. Totality (when the Moon is completely engulfed by the Earth's shadow) begins at 1:41am and lasts 12 minutes. The whole event - which is visible across North America - ends at 4:01am CST.

Eclipse story
NASA eclipse site

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mdr says:

As I predicted, I didn't see the total lunar eclipse the other night because it was overcast in the Twin Cities when it happened (and I was sleeping) but thanks to the miracle of modern technology and some guy in Florida, we all get to see it now in replay. Thanks William Castleton!

Total lunar eclipse of December 21, 2010

posted on Wed, 12/22/2010 - 11:30pm

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