Tonight, Monday 12/20, is a full lunar eclipse. It’s the first time one has occured on the winter solstice in nearly 400 years, and the moon will be at its highest point in the sky in about 1600 years.
Because we’re having rain in the Seattle area today, we might all wind up watching the moon turn to a dark reddish-brown color on the web. NASA will be streaming live video of the eclipse at http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/watchtheskies/. The event should be in full gear by about 12:30 A.M. tonight (technically, Tuesday morning).