By Mactographer at en.wikipedia (Original text : David Ball) [CC-BY-2.5 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5) or GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia CommonsGet ready for WINTER SOLSTICE coming on December 20 this year. That's the shortest day and longers night in the Northern Hemisphere.

If you live in North America you'll get a chance to see a TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE on the very same day! Well, that is assuming the skies are clear, of course!

Here on the West Coast the lunar eclipse begins around 9:30 p.m. PST Monday. The entire eclipse will be observable and it lasts just a few hours.

Learn more:

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/home/111597159.html

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40688030/ns/technology_and_science-space/