Total Full Moon Eclipse Tonight, December 20-21, 2010. Tonight we will experience a full lunar eclipse. It begins at 1:33 a.m., followed by the onset of totality at 2:41 a.m., and NASA said that the best moment for viewing is 3:17 a.m. The eclipse will be visible across all North America.
North and Central America should both be able to view the entire eclipse, which is estimated to take about 3.5 hours. Total eclipse will begin at 11:41 p.m. PST on Monday, or 2:41 a.m. EST on Tuesday -- so obviously West Coasters will have a better chance to catch the magnificent sight without dragging around heavy eyelids and needing an extra dose of espresso the following morning. If you want to set an alarm to catch a brief glimpse of the amber moon, NASA recommends 3:17 a.m. EST for the optimal impression.
NASA reports that this is the first time an eclipse has coincided with a solstice since December 21, 1638, and the next one won't come around again until 2094. The extravaganza in the sky doesn't end there, however, as the Ursids meteor shower will also be taking place.
Don't miss this natural phenomenon, total full moon eclipse tonight, because it'll happen again in 2094, or next 84 years. You can see this phenomenon easily or use telescope to see closely.