Moon Eclipse: December 2010 in USA?

For a few hours on the night of December 20 to December 21, we will be able to see a full moon eclipse.
I live in the USA and would like to know if I'm going to be able to see it.

Itís the first time in centuries a lunar eclipse has come on the solstice. The entire show is expected to last three hours as the sun, the earth and the moon line up.

During the eclipse, the Earth will pass between the Sun and the Moon, blocking most of the light that usually reflects off the lunar surface.

Astronomers are hoping for clear skies tonight so they can get the best view of a blood red moon during a full lunar eclipse.
Are we going to see the moon eclipse in the USA?

asked by Sophia in Astronomy & Space | 2495 views | 12-20-2010 at 06:13 PM

If you live in the USA, you will be able to see it.

The Moon will traverse through the shadow of the Earth after nightfall today, becoming a deep red tone in what astronomers predict will be an incredible lunar eclipse, one that comes at the same moment as the winter solstice.

NASA is all over the moon eclipse. And it's going to have a lot of ways to share the experience, including a live video feed and a Flickr page for photos.

It's not a common event that a total lunar eclipse coincides with Winter Solstice. The last time this happened was 372 years ago.

answered by Anthony | 12-20-2010 at 06:14 PM

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