Yes indeed, we have a cluster of events culminating tonight with a full moon, winter solstice (tomorrow) and yes, even a lunar eclipse – the first one just like this in more than 200 years. Some tips for fanatics planning on enjoying the lunar event…
Want to know more about the lunar eclipse?
- To learn about the science behind eclipses, visit NASA’s Eclipse page
- Lunar experts from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center will be hosting a live web chat to discuss the eclipse. On Mon., Dec. 20, make plans to stay “Up All Night” with astronomer Mitzi Adams at she answers your questions from 12:00 midnight to 5:00 a.m. EST. Optimal time for viewing is 2:41 AM EST
- Starting now, you can subscribe to NASA JPL’s “I’m There: Lunar Eclipse” text campaign to connect with others in your area by texting us your viewing location and comments on the night of the eclipse. To sign up, text IMTHERE to 67463 and we’ll send you a reminder to go out and watch on Dec. 20 (message and data rates may apply).
- Want to share or flip through photos of the eclipsed moon? Join NASA JPL’s lunar eclipse Flickr group and connect with other professional and amateur photographers.
- one lucky photographer will have his or her work featured as official JPL wallpaper at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/wallpaper.
- On Dec. 20 and 21, join the conversation on Twitter by including #eclipse and @NASAJPL in your lunar eclipse tweets