Weather permitting, almost anyone in North America will be able to see a total lunar eclipse of the full moon tonight.
Moreover, tonight's eclipse will fall on the same day as the winter solstice, the first such occurrence since 1638.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon, Earth, and the sun all line up, with Earth in the middle.
Around 1 a.m. EST tonight the Earth will begin casting a faint shadow on the moon. The shadow will continue to advance until the total eclipse, which is expected to begin at 2:41 a.m. EST, and will last for a little over 70 minutes.
For all those night owls and amateur astronomers out there, hopefully you'll have some clear skies in your neck of the woods tonight!
For a better understanding of what to expect tonight, please click here.
"There is no dark side of the moon really.
Matter of fact it's all dark."