Lunar Eclispe 2010 in Monday night!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
North Americans will be treated to a front-and-center view of next week's total eclipse of the moon, which occurs during the overnight hours of Dec. 20 to 21 and coincides with Dec. 21's winter solstice, the shortest day of the year.
And while clear skies, a pair of warm gloves and binoculars, and a thermos of hot chocolate may be all you need to enjoy the celestial show, several locales are hosting special events that let you celebrate with other stargazers:
-- In New York City, the American Museum of Natural History is holding a "Winter Solstice Telescope Party" at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 20. Admission is $15; the evening will include cocoa and observations of celestial objects from the Arthur Ross Terrace, tips on how to observe the total eclipse, which takes place early the next day from 1:30 to 5 a.m. EST, and a preview of the eclipse in the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater.
Information from USA TODAY