Amazing Photos from Last Night’s Lunar Eclipse

created at: 12/21/2010

There’s some fascinating stuff going on in the sky this week: not only was there a full moon last night, at the beginning of the winter solstice, there was also a full fledge lunar eclipse, the first time since 1638. No wonder the idea of light in this season of darkness has spanned cultures and religious communities for thousands of years.

It didn’t hit my city until 3:13a, and while I’d like to have stayed awake, I was too exhausted from my Home Alone marathon. Plus, it was super cloudy, and the buzz around town was that there wasn’t much to see.

But, thankfully, there are lots of talented photographers from all different time zones, and they’re happily sharing their eclipse photos.   

created at: 12/21/2010

See a very fine collection at Wired Science