Christmas Gift 2010 Total Eclipse of the Moon. Will you be watching?

United States
December 20, 2010 9:46am CST
LOS ANGELES (AP) - `Twill be nights before Christmas and high overhead, the moon will turn brown or maybe deep red. The Earth and the sun with celestial scripts will conspire to make a lunar eclipse. Weather permitting, sky gazers in North and Central America and a tiny sliver of South America will boast the best seats to this year's only total eclipse of the moon. The eclipse will happen Monday night on the West Coast and during the wee hours Tuesday on the East Coast. Western Europe will only see the start of the spectacle while western Asia will catch the tail end.
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• Singapore
21 Dec 10
Definitely! I think in my country, it's going to happen at 2:43pm, I'm not sure though. I got to check again
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• United States
21 Dec 10
So, I'd guess you're on the east coast!
• United States
21 Dec 10
Well, I just went outside and took one last look at the sky. I don't get to see the eclipse!
@peavey (15865)
• United States
21 Dec 10
I'm going to try to stay awake to see part if it, anyway. This is not just any old lunar eclipse, but a total eclipse and the first one to occur on Winter Solstice since 1638 and only the second one in the last 2,000 years.
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• United States
21 Dec 10
OOOOH Man! I just know these clouds wont clear here. I'll pray again.
@peavey (15865)
• United States
21 Dec 10
I hope you get to see it! It was supposed to be cloudy here but they're thin clouds and you can see right through them. I'll pray with you.
• United States
20 Dec 10
We are supposed to get a snowstorm tonight. So maybe I will but if weatherman is right, then I won't get to see it.
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• United States
21 Dec 10
Yeah. Somebody told me its snowclouds I see here too.
• United States
21 Dec 10
Well I went out at 1:26 am to see if it would happen for me, but it didnt. It was all murky with clouds. You could see the moon some of the time, but the clouds gathered too quickly. I didnt feel it was worth freezing over. I did notice how pitch black the sky went when it was happening though. Kind of freaky if you ask me.
• United States
23 Dec 10
Your poetry is very fitting for this time of yr. It's very, very good.
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• United States
20 Sep 11
It was a quote from Los Angeles news. I thought it was very nice and fitting also. Too bad many of us did not get to see it after all. I was soooooo disappointed.
• United States
22 Dec 10
We did watch the eclipse last night. It was awesome and something that we may not get to see again because we're getting older.
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• United States
22 Dec 10
I bet yall get to see some more!
@Cargoleta (726)
• Spain
21 Dec 10
I was really looking forward to watching the eclipse, so my boyfriend and I got up at dawn and went out (since you couldn't see the moon from our balcony) in the cold... but it turned out it was snowing, the sky was completely covered in clouds, and therefore we couldn't see a thing :( It's so annoying that we missed it... but oh well, not much to do about it :(
• United States
21 Dec 10
It's such a shame.
@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
21 Dec 10
It is 4:25 a.m. in Kentucky. I just went out to put a letter in the mailbox and remembered to check on the moon doings. And......awwwwww.....no moon! It's all clouded over and no stars, no moon visible. I suppose I'll just have to check out the news sites later today and look at the pictures.
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• United States
21 Dec 10
Yeah. me too. It's next morning now. I'm so dissapointed.!
• Canada
21 Dec 10
We'll be watching, although the clouds are trying to spoil our fun. We want to stay up to celebrate the solstice, anyway.
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• United States
21 Dec 10
Me too. I guess I'' drink a cola and eat some chocolate. That oughta do it.
• United States
21 Dec 10
I just got back from a ten hour drive back home, and heard it on the radio that it will occur about 2am Central time. Although I am big on stargazing, I can certainly tell you that I will be missing it. As I hope to be in bed real soon so I can watch some of the effects online tomorrow... LOL
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• United States
21 Dec 10
I'm south central. Won't be seen here.
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Dec 10
Hi crystal, It is daytime in this side of the Earth now and I only saw the full moon sink on the western sea at dawn not knowing it shall be displaying one of its rare phenomenon over there. Nevertheless, I have witnessed a lunar eclipse once and I know what it looks like, I may just catch the spectacle online, looks prettier on professional photographs too.
• United States
21 Dec 10
You said that so pretty. Yes, I may have to look at professional photos also.
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
20 Dec 10
Hi Chrystal I don't think I'll be watching here on the east coast it won't be visable until around 3 oclock in the morning and I surely don't plan to be up at that time of morning
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• United States
21 Dec 10
Yeah. It's tuff to try and stay up that late. I didn't go to bed at all Saturday night, and I'm still payin' for it, so I wouldn't be able to stay up either. But, it just doesn't look like its meant to be seen in my part of the country.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
20 Dec 10
I can't see it where I live :( Such a shame!
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• United States
21 Dec 10
I've been outside 3 times and the sky looks like bags of cotton.