Christmas is less than a week away but billions of people all over the world are going to get an early present – one in the form of a lunar eclipse!
On December 20, 2010 (tonight) a lunar eclipse will take place that will be visible for individuals living in North America, South America, western Europe and a small portion of northeast Asia (including Korea and most of Japan).
The lunar eclipse will begin tonight at approximately 1:33AM EST. Nasa will be streaming the live video footage of the event for visitors. You can check it out here.
While tonight marks the 2010 lunar eclipse, tomorrow marks the 2010 winter solstice. Tomorrow (December 21st) is the shortest day of the year. That’s means longer periods of daylight each day going forward (until Summer solstice, that is)! Unfortunately, it also marks the first day of winter, so those of you living in snowy locations (and even some that don’t) will likely find yourselves in the middle of a winter wonderland on Christmas Day.
Looks like there’s a lot to celebrate this week!