Lunar Eclipse this evening/morning
The first total lunar eclipse in nearly two years happens tomorrow UTC, or late tonight in the most favorable location of the US West Coast, but all of the US and Central America. Europe will see the beginning, with totality right around moonset. Could make some beautiful photos with local landscapes in the foreground.
A lot of news outlets are making a big deal that this is the lunar eclipse on the Winter solstice in about 4 bazillion years. Big deal. That is totally meaningless.
For viewing information go to NASA.
Totality happens just barely past midnight tonight, West Coast time, or 3 Am East Coast. Hope for better seeing this we have here in California, we’re socked in by rain.
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