The longest night, or “Winter Solstice” in the northern hemisphere is tonight, December 20, 2010. And this year’s solstice coincides with a total lunar eclipse — a celestial coincidence that hasn’t occurred since the year 1554!
The spectacle starts on the west coast 10:32 PM Pacific Standard Time. The totality will be at 11:40 or so.
I am hoping for clear skies to enjoy this.
Spacedex California location details
Live stream from the University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany
Excellent explanation of lunar eclipses